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Performance-enhancing substances: Be aware of the social phenomenon

Performance-enhancing substances: Be aware of the social phenomenon
Orthopedics Today, April 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Performance-enhancing substances are taken by athletes and non-athletes alike. Many people start each day with a beverage that contains caffeine and multivitamin supplements, and may even support recovery from exercise with protein shakes or drinks that contain creatine.

The nutraceutical market is expected to reach $250 billion in next few years. Nutraceuticals include food, beverages and dietary supplements that provide the potential for improved health for consumers, and potentially improved athletic performance.

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Panel discusses elbow UCL injury in throwing athletes, part 2

Orthopedics Today, April 2015
It is a privilege to serve as moderator for this discussion on elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries, in which we detail treatment options for high school and…
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Education integral to prevention of performance-enhancing substance use

Orthopedics Today, April 2015
Throughout history, athletes have sought methods to give them an extra competitive edge. Some athletes have achieved this through good nutrition, innovative training or…
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Re-injury after ACL reconstruction more common in young athletes

April 14, 2015
LAS VEGAS — During the course of a 15-year span, one in three young athletes experienced re-injury after ACL reconstruction, according to study results presented…
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Sacral Stress Fracture in a Professional Hockey Player

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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: Examining the role of stem cells in rotator cuff repair

April 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philippe Hernigou, MD, PhD
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Multiple factors likely influence enhanced lumbopelvic motion in golf swing

February 20, 2015
Recently published data demonstrated multiple factors, including muscle strength imbalances, muscle tightness and hip joint internal rotation…
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Arm pain and fatigue common among young baseball players

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In a recently published study, most young baseball players were found to experience at least some level of arm pain or fatigue.Investigators…
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Though uncommon, stress fractures can significantly impact RTP in young athletes

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Recent study data showed that although relatively uncommon, stress fractures can significantly impact return to play in the young…
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Single-bundle PCL reconstruction can be practical alternative to double-bundle

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By providing similar knee stability to the intact condition, single-bundle posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a practical alternative to…
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Panel discusses nonoperative treatment options for patients with knee osteoarthritis

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Treatment for knee osteoarthritis is being looked at with more scrutiny as more than 10 million adults in the United States are estimated to have…
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A discussion on the pitfalls of microfracture surgery

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Eight important items from OT Hawaii 2015

January 30, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015 meeting.

TBI characterization and classification need change for improved treatment

January 23, 2015
Researchers have announced a study to analyze 5,400 patients presenting within 24 hours of a clinical traumatic brain injury diagnosis in an attempt…
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All-inside ACL demonstrates safety in skeletally immature athletes

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For skeletally immature athletes, use of an all-inside ACL reconstruction technique demonstrated safety at short-term follow-up, according to study…
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Andrews talks treatment of young athletes with in-season shoulder dislocations

January 20, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the treatment of young athletes who have in-season…
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