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Study: Ultrashort echo-time MRI helps to find changes in deep tissue health

August 20, 2014

Recently published data found that ultrashort echo-time MRI has the ability to better diagnose changes in cartilage deep tissue health, which could help delay or prevent the onset of osteoarthritis.

Researchers evaluated 31 patients with a mean age of 29.8 years who were undergoing anatomic ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and 11 healthy control patients. All patients underwent 3-T MRI while 16 patients in the ACLR group underwent the same MRI at 2 years postoperatively. Modified Outerbridge grades were given to the central medial femoral condyle (cMFC) and posterior medial femoral condyle (pMFC) for the ACL-reconstructed patients based on arthroscopic examination of the medial meniscus. Ultrashort echo time (UTE-T2) maps were constructed for the posterior medial meniscus (pMM), cMFC, pMFC and medial tibial plateau (MTP). Cross-sectional study of UTE-T2 and arthroscopic data and longitudinal analyses of UTE-T2 changes were also conducted.

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Study reveals shifting trends in the surgical treatment of SLAP lesions

August 20, 2014
A review of information from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery part II database indicates that the rate of SLAP repairs performed for both cases of isolated SLAP…

Overlap of concussion, neck injury symptoms makes diagnosis difficult

August 20, 2014
Researchers have found that symptoms from concussions and neck injuries tend to overlap, which can make discerning between the two injuries difficult.In a study…
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Operative, nonoperative treatment of ACL injury yield similar outcomes

August 19, 2014
Minimal differences in outcomes and re-injury risks were seen between patients with ACL ruptures treated with or without surgery, according to recently published…

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Victor Lopez Jr., DO, expands on a study regarding injuries to rugby players

July 25, 2014
SEATTLE — Victor Lopez Jr., MD, expands on a study regarding injuries to rugby players presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports…
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Patients with femoroacetabular impingement able to resume sports activities after surgery

July 25, 2014
Of patients with femoroacetabular impingement treated by surgical hip dislocation, the vast majority returned to sports activities after surgery and…
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Multiple factors can affect rate of hamstring strains in baseball players

July 24, 2014
Study results have shown base running, history of hamstring injury and time of year can affect the likelihood of future hamstring injuries in…

PRP treatment of acute hamstring injuries not as promising as expected

July 24, 2014
AMSTERDAM — A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial examining the use of platelet-rich plasma injections in athletes…
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Male, intercollegiate athletes at higher risk for MCL injuries

July 23, 2014
Male athletes and intercollegiate athletes have a higher risk for sustaining medial collateral ligament injuries, most often through contact sports…

Fatigue issues pose biggest threat to arms of young baseball pitchers

July 23, 2014
Young baseball pitchers can lessen the likelihood of injury by taking steps to ensure their pitching does not overly fatigue their arm, according to…
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Lutul Farrow, MD, gives a perspective on fractures at the fifth metatarsal base

July 22, 2014
SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Lutul Farrow, MD, gives a perspective on the effect of…
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No change in NFL athletes’ field performance seen before, after concussion

July 22, 2014
Study findings have shown no difference in National Football League players’ performance on the field after a concussion, regardless of whether…
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Bioventus launches updated bone healing system

July 21, 2014
Bioventus recently launched the next generation of its EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System.The updated EXOGEN system, currently available in the…
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OrthAlign issued 510(k) clearance for new THA, TKA device

July 20, 2014
OrthAlign recently announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its OrthAlign Plus total joint replacement system.The palm-sized…
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