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Osteochondritis dissecans prevalent among adolescent baseball players with certain risk factors

September 2, 2014

Osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral capitellum occurred among adolescent baseball players who began playing at earlier ages, had played for longer periods and experienced more elbow pain, according to study results.

Researchers enrolled 2,433 junior high and high school baseball players in a cross-sectional, case control study, during which players completed a questionnaire and the researchers assessed the elbow of each player’s throwing arm by ultrasonography.

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Divergent trends seen in meniscal and cartilage injuries between primary and revision ACL repair

August 27, 2014
In a community-based sample, the prevalence of articular cartilage injury increased between primary and revision ACL repair, whereas the prevalence of meniscal injury…
In the Journals

Female athletes at highest risk for first-time noncontact ACL tear

August 26, 2014
Although multiple factors influence first-time noncontact ACL injuries, female athletes are most at risk to sustain them, according to recently published…

The top ten items to read regarding concussions

August 25, 2014
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted 10 important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding concussions.

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High success rates seen for combined meniscal, ACL repair

July 14, 2014
SEATTLE — Concurrent meniscal and ACL repair has shown high rates of success, according to a presenter here.Researchers evaluated 235 patients…
Industry News

Breg introduces patellofemoral brace

July 13, 2014
Breg Inc. launched the FreeRunner knee brace to help patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.According to a company
Industry News

Mitek Sports Medicine introduces hyaluronan treatment, PRP system

July 12, 2014
Mitek Sports Medicine launched Monovisc High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan and the PEAK Platelet-Rich Plasma System at the American Orthopaedic Society
Meeting News Coverage

Study: Distal femoral osteotomy offers acceptable option to treat knee OA, postpone TKA

July 12, 2014
SEATTLE — Distal femoral osteotomy can be a good surgical option to treat young patients with severe unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis and
Meeting News Coverage

Preoperative patient-reported outcomes scores predictive of function after ACI

July 12, 2014
SEATTLE — Preoperative IKDC and Lysholm scores can be used to predict positive patient outcomes following autologous chondrocyte implantation
Meeting News Coverage

ACL reinjury rates higher for athletes who have reconstruction younger

July 12, 2014
SEATTLE — Research presented here at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting shows reinjury rates are higher for
Meeting News Coverage Perspective

Bone-patellar tendon-bone ACL grafts show more tunnel motion than hamstring grafts

July 12, 2014
SEATTLE ─ Patients with bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts have more tunnel motion rather than mid-substance stretch 6 weeks after ACL reconstruction
Meeting News Coverage Perspective

Study shows a three times higher ACL reconstruction failure rate with allograft in young athletes

July 12, 2014
SEATTLE ─ In young athletic patients, ACL reconstruction performed with allograft has a higher failure rate than reconstruction with autograft
Meeting News Coverage Perspective

Speaker: Hip arthroscopy has a role in the management of FAI in adolescents

July 12, 2014
SEATTLE ─ Hip arthroscopy can be used in the management of adolescents with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement, according to data presented at
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New classification system for glenoid bone loss uses type of bone defect, attrition

July 10, 2014
SEATTLE — Glenoid bone loss is highly attritional and the remaining bone fragments may not be sufficient enough to reconstruct glenoid bone
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