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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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