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Mindfulness briefly, but insignificantly, relieves low back pain

April 27, 2017

Read the Perspective from William Elder, PhD

Mindfulness-based stress reduction practices offer short-term improvements in pain and function for patients with low back pain; however, these improvements were not clinically significant compared with usual care, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Low back pain is a major public health problem,” Dennis Anheyer, MA, from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, and colleagues wrote. “Approximately 12% to 30% of the population has such pain annually, and lifetime prevalence is approximately 75%. In the past decade, it has become a leading cause of disability worldwide, placing a major burden on individuals and health care systems. Because an optimal clinical treatment has yet to be identified for this condition, patients often seek complementary therapies.”

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Excellent long-term outcomes found with cementless titanium-tapered femoral component for THA

April 27, 2017
Patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty with a contemporary, cementless titanium-tapered femoral component inserted with a ream-and-broach technique experienced…
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Intradiscal vacuum phenomenon linked with greater restored disc height, segmental lordosis after LLIF

April 27, 2017
The presence of intradiscal vacuum phenomenon was associated with increased restoration of disc height and segmental lordosis in patients who underwent lateral lumbar…
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Interference screw technique yielded more anatomic failures in arthroscopic biceps tenodesis

April 27, 2017
Despite no significant differences in functional outcomes, results showed patients who underwent arthroscopic biceps tenodesis with an interference screw technique…
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EULAR recommendations: Imaging not required for typical presentation of OA

April 26, 2017
EULAR has published imaging recommendations for the management of patients with osteoarthritis, which stated imaging is not required for typical presentation of the…
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Antibiotic Use and Kirschner Wire Fixation in Forefoot Surgery: A National Survey

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, April 11, 2017
In foot and ankle patients, the use of Kirschner wires is common, and the population in the typical foot and ankle…
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Unipolar Versus Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Elderly Patients: November 2015

Hip replacement using hemiarthroplasty (HA) is a common surgical procedure in elderly patients with femoral neck…
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