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Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

August 31, 2015

Among recreational athletes aged 70 years and older, researchers of this study found arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effectively reduced pain, improved function and returned patients to sport.

Using a surgical registry, researchers identified 44 self-described recreational athletes aged 70 years and older who underwent primary or revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair of full-thickness supraspinatus tears. All patients had a Goutallier classification of 0, 1 or 2.

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes In the Journals

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which investigators in this…
In the Journals

Similar function seen between patients released to sport vs those not after ACL reconstruction

August 30, 2015
A comparison of patients released to return to activity after ACL reconstruction and those who were not found no link between clinical impairment measures used to…
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Heavy slow resistance training for Achilles tendinopathy associated with early patient satisfaction

August 29, 2015
Among patients with Achilles tendinopathy, both eccentric training and heavy slow resistance training had an equally good positive and lasting clinical effect in results…
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Insertional Footprint Anatomy of the Pectoralis Major Tendon

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Pediatric Annals December 2014

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
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VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

July 14, 2015
LYON, France —  John P. Fulkerson, MD, shared several highlights from a session he moderated on the…
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Rotator cuff repairs effective for recreational athletes 70 years of age and older Meeting News Coverage

Rotator cuff repairs effective for recreational athletes 70 years of age and older

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Rotator cuff repair was found to be highly effective in elderly athletes ages 70 years and older, improving function, reducing…
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Return to preoperative level of play after ACL repair may take longer than expected

July 15, 2015
Patients who underwent ACL repair and had participated regularly in sports preoperatively were found to have difficulty returning to their previous…
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Surgery better for patients with hamstring injuries vs non-surgical treatment

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients treated surgically for acute proximal hamstring ruptures had better lower extremity function outcomes, as well as a…
VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

July 14, 2015
LYON, France —  John P. Fulkerson, MD, shared several highlights from a session he moderated on the patellofemoral joint at the…
Increases in Tommy John surgeries likely after elbow injury in young athletes Meeting News Coverage

Increases in Tommy John surgeries likely after elbow injury in young athletes

July 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Researchers observed an increase in the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in young athletes between the…
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Pre-college surgery, type of sport are indicators for orthopedic surgery in NCAA athletes

July 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Research presented here indicated NCAA athletes who underwent lower extremity surgery prior to college were at a higher risk of…
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Rate of return to sport high by 1 year after all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction in children

July 13, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Skeletally immature patients with 3 years to 6 years of remaining growth who underwent all-inside, all-epiphyseal ACL…
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Low retear rate found with absorbable biologic scaffold-reinforced rotator cuff repair

July 13, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Among patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair reinforced with an absorbable biologic scaffold for treatment of…
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Hyperextension may not impact retear rate after ACL reconstruction

July 12, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — There was no significant differences in stability and 5-year graft re-tear or failure rates between patients with equal to or…
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Study identifies reoperation rate, characteristics of meniscal tears left during ACL reconstruction

July 11, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Award-winning research using data from the MOON study indicates most meniscal tears left in situ at the time of ACL…
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