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Autologous single-plug transplant a potential alternative for younger patients with osteochondral lesions

October 27, 2014

According to recent study results, autologous single-plug osteochondral transplantation could be a good treatment option for osteochondral knee cartilage lesions of small and medium size in younger patients.

Researchers evaluated 15 patients with an average age of 30.2 years who underwent autologous single-plug osteochondral transplantation to treat grade III or IV osteochondral knee lesions. Metrics analyzed included Lysholm, IKDC subjective and Tegner values. Average follow-up was 17.5 years.

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Injury more likely in pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches weekly

October 24, 2014
Young baseball pitchers who threw more than 100 pitches weekly were found to be at a heightened risk for acromial apophysiolysis, according to recently published…
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Pediatric physical therapist talks emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries

October 23, 2014
DEAL, N.J. — Maureen C. Suhr, PT, DPT, PCS, talks about the emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric athletes who sustain an ACL injury at…
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Return to play after concussion differs for each athlete

October 21, 2014
BOSTON — There is no rigid return-to-play protocol for every concussion, and no athlete responds the same way to a concussion, according to data presented here.In…
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Lateral Process Talus Fracture in a Kayaking Injury

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Pediatric physical therapist talks emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries

October 23, 2014
DEAL, N.J. — Maureen C. Suhr, PT, DPT, PCS, talks about the emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of…
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Six important stories to read regarding glenoid bone loss

September 26, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted six important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding glenoid bone loss.  
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Andrews discusses orthopedic surgeons’ role in the prevention of youth sports injuries

September 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the increasing number of children who participate in…
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VOMS test shows promise for concussion evaluation

September 16, 2014
The Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening assessment test has shown success in identifying distinct vestibular and ocular motor symptoms after a…
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Anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction with notchplasty improved anterior stability

September 12, 2014
Anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction with notchplasty improved anterior stability, and no harmful effects were found on patellofemoral joint…
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Medial meniscectomy may offer easier road to recovery than lateral

September 10, 2014
Elite soccer players who underwent medial meniscectomy saw a swifter return-to-play, fewer setbacks in recovery and less need for additional…
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Supraspinatus weakness elevates arm injury risk in young pitchers

September 8, 2014
Supraspinatus weakness can often be a precursor of both minor and major shoulder and elbow injuries in adolescent baseball pitchers, according to…

Teens experience both physical and emotional post concussion symptoms

September 5, 2014
Teens can experience emotional symptoms, as well as physical symptoms, after sustaining a concussion, according to researchers.Doctoral student Lisa…
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Cervical stiffness, less angular displacement may reduce head impact after perturbation

September 5, 2014
Athletes with greater cervical stiffness and less angular displacement after perturbation had lower odds of sustaining higher-magnitude head impacts;…
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Riddell, TGen team with ASU football to refine football helmet safety

September 4, 2014
Riddell and the Translational Genomics Research Institute have announced the Arizona State University Sun Devil football program will again…

Recovery regression seen in athletes who return from concussions too quickly

September 3, 2014
High school athletes who returned to the field after being medically cleared within 60 days of a concussion experienced significant regression in…
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