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Return to play after TSA linked to sports participation in 5-year preoperative period

March 31, 2015

Return to play in patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty was found to be associated with the level of sports participation in the 5-year period leading up to surgery, according to recently published study data.

Researchers evaluated 170 total shoulder arthroplasties (TSAs) in 154 patients who underwent TSA for primary glenohumeral arthritis between May 1997 and July 2007. Patients were divided into two cohorts based on whether they had (group 1) or had not (group 2) participated in sports within a 5-year span before surgery. Through the use of patient surveys, the primary outcomes evaluated were return to play (RTP) and return to work for patients not retired at a mean follow-up of 6.2 years.

Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

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In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will…
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Surface Electromyography Variability Measures During Walking: Effects of Chronic Ankle Instability and Prophylactic Bracing

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, January/February 2015, Volume 7 Issue 1
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Pediatric Annals December 2014

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Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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A discussion on the pitfalls of microfracture surgery

February 5, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Jack M. Bert, MD, talks about microfracture surgery and how it…
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