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Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty
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Healio
This article highlights the most common indications for revision after THA and offers recommendations for how to approach revision of the femoral component.

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Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes
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Healio
Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time

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Two biomarkers that contribute to spine osteoarthritis
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Science Daily
A research team has discovered a pair of tissue biomarkers that directly contribute to the harmful joint degeneration associated with spine osteoarthritis.

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Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish
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Medical Xpress
The University of Queensland School of Psychology’s Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.

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Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable
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Medical Xpress
Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Better fix for torn ACLs
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Science Daily

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

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Patients showed improved pain, functional outcome after total ankle replacement
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Healio

Since its launch in 2014, a low-profile fixed-bearing prosthesis that is implanted under fluoroscopic guidance has produced positive outcome data. According to results of a recent clinical study of the implant led by Ian Sharpe, FRCS (Tr&Orth), in Exeter, United Kingdom, patients who underwent the procedure have required no revision procedures to date.

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Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons
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Healio

During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and how strenuous this activity should be remains unclear.

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Most patients return to activity without pain after surgery for tarsal coalitions
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Healio

A survey of patients who underwent surgical excision of tarsal coalitions at age 18 years or younger showed 73% reported their activity was not inhibited by foot pain at midterm follow-up, and investigators found no significant differences in patient-reported outcomes between those treated for calcaneonavicular and talocalcaneal conditions.

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Stresses on elbow during pitching may alter multiple structures
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Healio

In a pre- and post-season ultrasound evaluation of high school pitchers’ elbows, adaptive changes occurred to multiple structures about the elbow from stresses placed on the elbow during one season of pitching, based on results of a recently published study.

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

Compared with ACL tears, the quadriceps muscle of the injured limb had greater strength and endurance after PCL tears, according to study results.

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Canal-to-Diaphysis Ratio as an Osteoporosis-Related Risk Factor for Hip Fractures
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Healio

Prevention of osteoporosis is essential to health, quality of life, and independence in the elderly. The accepted diagnostic method for evaluation of fracture risk after osteopenia and osteoporosis is the measurement of bone mineral density with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This method is limited because of its low accessibility, high capital costs, and low sensitivity. This study evaluated whether canal diameter is a reliable indicator as a major risk factor for hip fracture in the elderly.

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