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Study: Long-term acromioplasty results no better than structured exercise for anterolateral shoulder pain

Study: Long-term acromioplasty results no better than structured exercise for anterolateral shoulder pain
May 6, 2016

BARCELONA — Among 140 patients randomized to undergo either supervised exercise alone or a combination treatment for anterolateral shoulder pain that involved supervised exercise with arthroscopic acromioplasty surgery, both groups obtained statistically significant changes compared to baseline through 12-year follow-up, but investigators found no significant difference between the results for the groups.

“Considering that the strong placebo effect of surgery did not make the operated patients feel better than controls, one could even suspect that the true effect of surgery is negative,” Saara Ketola, MD, PhD, said at the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress.

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All-inside arthroscopic ankle stabilization allowed all patients studied to return to sport

May 6, 2016
BARCELONA — An arthroscopic procedure to treat ankles that were unstable following repetitive sprains was associated with consistent return to sport and few…
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Study: Vitamin D supplementation did not change tibial cartilage volume, WOMAC pain score

May 6, 2016
Compared with placebo, vitamin D supplementation did not result in significant differences in change in MRI-measured tibial cartilage volume or WOMAC knee pain score…
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Older age, lesion status cited among predictors of poor results after medial meniscus posterior root repair

May 5, 2016
BARCELONA — In a retrospective study of 40 patients with more than 5 years of follow-up after repair of medial meniscus posterior pullout tears, researchers found…
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Lecturer discusses how far ACL research has come, how much is unknown

May 5, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain — More knowledge of the ACL is needed to fully understand the factors related to nonoperative healing of the ligament, the role of timing of the…
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