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Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL tears

Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL tears
March 10, 2017

Recently published results showed National Football League players with combined thumb ulnar collateral ligament and radial collateral ligament tears had significantly higher instability and pain compared with players with isolated thumb ulnar collateral ligament injuries.

Researchers included 32 NFL players with 36 thumb metacarpophalangeal collateral ligament injuries, which were confirmed by review of both physical examination findings and MRI. They obtained player demographics, surgical details and return-to-play data from the team electronic medical record and surgeons’ records.

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VIDEO: Romeo discusses treatment options for SLAP, bicep tendon lesions in athletes

February 10, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, provided treatment options for superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) and…
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VIDEO: Arciero discusses arthroscopic Bankart repair for shoulder instability in non-collision athletes

February 8, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Robert A. Arciero, MD, discussed shoulder instability in the non-collision athlete. He said he primarily…
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New tool to determine when athletes can resume sports after concussion may be available soon

January 26, 2017
Researchers and a biotechnology company are working toward making a test more readily available for clinicians to detect the protein tau in patients with brain
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Assessment of Cervical Spinal Canal Geometry by Football Position in Athletes in the NFL Scouting Combine

Orthopedics, November/December 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
The Torg ratio and space available for the cord (SAC) have been applied in the literature to characterize spinal…
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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: Examining return to play in intercollegiate contact athletes following arthroscopic stabilization for anterior shoulder instability

August 14, 2015
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Preoperative condition seen as key in return to baseline function after anterior shoulder instability

July 8, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rather than surgical factors, data presented here indicate patient preoperative condition is the most important…

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Bracing showed mixed effects on patient outcomes following revision ACL reconstruction

July 8, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — According to a speaker here, the use of an ACL brace in patient rehabilitation following ACL reconstructing provided…

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An 18-year-old male with left knee pain

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Brandon J. Erickson, MD; Eric Makhni, MD; Travis R. Smith, PAC; Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD
A healthy 18-year-old men sustained a left knee dislocation while snowboarding 4 days prior to presentation to our office. He was seen immediately…

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Articular cartilage injuries can be effectively treated with nonsurgical, surgical methods

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
While articular cartilage injuries present unique challenges and need to be evaluated in each patient, both nonsurgical and surgical treatment have…

Comparable clinical results found with hamstring, patellar tendon ACL reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
At an average 15-year follow-up, hamstring tendon and patellar tendon ACL reconstructions demonstrated comparable results for a variety of clinical…


Consider overuse injuries in female youth athlete

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Rachel M. Frank, MD
Since passage of Title IX in 1972, a comprehensive federal law that required gender equity in every education program or activity receiving federal…

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Identification of soft tissue injury in tibial plateau fractures seem as vital to treatment

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
In the treatment of tibial plateau fractures in extreme sports athletes, determining whether there is a soft tissue injury and treating the fracture…

Intraoperative corticosteroid injection may increase infection risk after knee arthroscopy

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
Medicare patients who underwent ipsilateral intra-articular knee corticosteroid injections at the time of knee arthroscopy had a significantly…

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Physical therapy resolved injuries in ultra-runners

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
While lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries are common among ultra-runners, treatment through physical therapy has been shown to resolve a high…

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Researchers aim to promote injury prevention among adolescent athletes

Orthopedics Today, July 2016
During the past decade, orthopedic surgeons have seen an increase in the number of injuries occurring in adolescent athletes and a decrease in the…

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