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Diagnose rotator cuff tears within 3 weeks without waiting for nerve recovery for best outcomes

May 27, 2015

PRAGUE —Orthopedic surgeons should develop specific skills to correctly diagnose traumatic massive rotator cuff tears and ensure these injuries are not missed. Patients who are treated early enough stand the best chances of pain relief and recovery of an acceptable range of motion, according to a presenter at the EFORT Congress.

“The recommendations could be that if you see the patient early, and the patient is active, and you diagnose the patient well, there is no need to wait for the nerve recovery,” Przemyslaw Lubiatowski, MD, of Poznan, Poland, said during a special session organized by the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. A late diagnosis — one performed 3 weeks or more following injury — could prove disabling for a patient, he said.

In the Journals

Low midline sill sign, interspinous gap change predictive of spondylolisthesis, lumbar stability

May 27, 2015
Two newly developed physical examination tests were found to effectively detect lumbar spondylolisthesis and lumbar instability and were easily performed in an…
Meeting News Coverage

Irrigation and debridement can be viable option for selected patients with periprosthetic joint infections

May 27, 2015
PRAGUE — Irrigation and debridement for the treatment of hip and knee periprosthetic joint infections is a reasonable option for selected patients and should be…
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Low-grade infections a growing problem in shoulder, elbow surgeries

May 27, 2015
PRAGUE — Postoperative, low-grade infections in the shoulder and elbow are becoming a growing problem in orthopedic surgeries, a speaker reported today at the 16th…
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EFORT Congress opens in Prague

May 27, 2015
PRAGUE — More than 7,000 orthopedic surgeons from around world have gathered here for the 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and…
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Original Research

Hip Function and Predictors of Subjective Outcomes in Individuals With a History of Low Back Pain

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, May/June 2015, Volume 7 Issue 3
Increased fatigability of the trunk and hip extensors has been reported in individuals with a history of low back pain…
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CME
Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for…
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VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

May 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Valdevit, PhD, discusses a study on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral…
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