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Pharmaceutical-grade chondroitin sulfate seen as effective in patients with knee osteoarthritis

May 25, 2017

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who took chondroitin sulfate showed improved function at 6 months compared with patients who took placebo, according to a recently published study of 603 patients.

“This compelling benefit-risk profile, in light of the known clinical risks associated with chronic usage of NSAIDs and paracetamol, underscores the potential importance of pharmaceutical-grade [chondroitin sulfate] CS in the management of knee [osteoarthritis] OA, especially in this older population requiring long-term treatment,” Jean-Yves Reginster, MD, PhD, from Liège State University in Belgium, and colleagues wrote.

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VIDEO: Domb discusses capsular repair vs capsulotomy in patients who undergo hip arthroscopy

May 25, 2017
DENVER — At the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Benjamin G. Domb, MD, discussed a study that compared capsular repair with unrepaired…
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Similar pain relief, function seen with orthosis vs no for orthosis for thoracolumbar burst fractures

May 25, 2017
At 5-year to 10-year follow-up, patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures treated with early mobilization without a thoracolumbosacral orthosis had pain relief and…
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Greater fiber intake linked to reduced risk for symptomatic osteoarthritis

May 25, 2017
Greater fiber intake was associated with a reduced risk for symptomatic osteoarthritis, but not radiographic osteoarthritis, according to results of a recently published…
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Study links nonoperative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures with soleus muscle atrophy

May 25, 2017
Greater soleus muscle atrophy was seen among patients with Achilles tendon ruptures treated with nonoperative care and a functional rehabilitation protocol compared with…
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Comparison of Anteromedial and Transtibial ACL Reconstruction Using Expandable Fixation

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
The influence of anatomical or nonanatomical femoral tunnel position on tunnel widening and clinical outcomes in…
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Use of a Bipolar Blood-Sealing System During Total Joint Arthroplasty: December 2015

The goal of the clinical use of a bipolar blood-sealing system is to reduce perioperative blood loss in total joint…
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VIDEO: Association exists between osteoarthritis, gout

May 9, 2017
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