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A look at multiple techniques in UCL reconstruction

November 27, 2015

Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow are occurring with increased frequency among overhead athletes. These injuries are thought to be due to an acute-on-chronic mechanism of microtrauma of overuse. Although most commonly seen in pitchers, ulnar collateral ligament injuries can also occur in javelin throwers, gymnasts, quarterbacks and other overhead athletes who exert a valgus stress across the elbow.

The injury occurs more frequently in men, and is diagnosed by history and physical exam using primarily the milking maneuver and the moving valgus stress test. Radiographs are typically normal, but advanced imaging, including ultrasound and MRI, play a role in confirming the diagnosis.

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VIDEO: Examining ORIF in osteoporosis-related tibial plateau fractures

November 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Matthew Garner, MD, examined a study on the role osteoporosis plays in geriatric patients who…
In the Journals

Early treatment of central cord syndrome still controversial

November 25, 2015
A database study of patients who underwent either delayed or early treatment for central cord syndrome showed little, if any, benefits of early treatment. The study…
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Obese patients at elevated risk to have complications after orthopedic trauma

November 25, 2015
This study of patients admitted to a level 1 trauma center for orthopedic injuries showed patients who were obese experienced more complications, as well as longer…
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Improved function and pain relief found following total elbow arthroplasty in young patients

November 25, 2015
Significant improvements in function and pain relief were found at long-term follow-up in young patients who underwent total elbow arthroplasty using a semiconstrained…
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Importance of the Pre-event Sports Health Care Team Medical Time-out

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, November/December 2015, Volume 7 Issue 6
Athletic trainers can benefit from a pre-game checklist similar to the surgical time-out used to coordinate care and…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

The posterior tibialis is a muscle in the deep posterior compartment of the calf that plays several key roles in the…
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VIDEO: Mahan talks study on improving quality and care in pediatric distal radial fractures

November 23, 2015
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