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  • Surgeries Before College Athletics May Result In More Injuries During College Play

    Athletes who’ve had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. “This is the first study to look at […]

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  • Treatment of shoulder instability helps return collegiate athletes to playing field

    Athletes who suffer a shoulder instability injury may return to play more successfully after being treated arthroscopically compared to nonoperative treatment, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. Ten athletes chose nonoperative treatment with only four returning successfully to play without a recurrent shoulder instability event. […]

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  • Greater strength, endurance found in quadriceps after PCL tear vs ACL tear

    Compared with ACL tears, the quadriceps muscle of the injured limb had greater strength and endurance after PCL tears, according to study results. The PCL tear group had higher total work and peak torque of the quadriceps muscle on the involved side vs. the ACL tear group, according to study results. However, the researchers also […]

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  • Nearly half of patients safe for discharge by postoperative day 2 after total joint arthroplasty

    Among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty required to follow the Medicare 72-hour-stay rule, 47.88% were safe for discharge to a skilled nursing facility by postoperative day 2, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. What our data have shown [is] a good proportion of our Medicare postop total joint patients […]

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  • Make no bones about it: The female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health

    Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad” […]

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  • A hip and trunk training program for athletes reduces ACL injuries

    With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport. Females are about five times more likely to suffer an ACL injury and more than half of these come from non-contact sidestepping […]

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  • Year-round baseball leads to more youth injuries, study says

    Being able to play baseball year-round puts young pitchers in the southern United States at increased risk for an overuse injury in their throwing arm, a new study finds. University of Florida researchers looked at college baseball players and found that those who play in the South are 5.5 percent more likely to suffer an […]

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  • One ACL Injury Might Mean More Down the Road

    Injuries are a potential risk athletic kids face. Concussions may be getting a lot of press lately, but injuries to the knee may be just as important. A new study found that young athletes who needed ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery were likely to re-injure their knees over a 15-year period. Source: DailyRx Read More

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  • Weight-loss surgery before joint replacement can improve outcomes in severely overweight patients

    Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely overweight patients, research demonstrates. It is well-known that obesity takes a toll on one’s health. Bariatric surgery and subsequent weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. But before now, the effect of […]

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  • Exercise science study shows no increased risk of injury from uphill/downhill running

    Like many runners, former BYU track star Katy Andrews Neves has had her share of injuries. Unlike most runners, one of those injuries has been witnessed by millions of people around the world. In what is now considered one of the top sports bloopers of all time, Neves was caught on camera in 2012 crashing […]

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  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – AANA
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