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

Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL
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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Subjective and Functional Outcomes Following Surgical Repair of Complete Ruptures of the Proximal Hamstring Complex

Orthopedics, November/December 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
Complete ruptures of the proximal hamstring tendon insertion are less common than typical muscle tendon junction strain…
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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: Pitchers should focus on core, leg strengthening to avoid upper extremity injuries

March 23, 2016
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Study finds increased incidence of little league shoulder diagnosis

July 1, 2016
Investigators of this study found an increased frequency in the diagnosis of little league shoulder and that a third of patients showed evidence of…

Less time between pitches may increase muscle fatigue

June 28, 2016
A simulation of baseball pitches showed decreasing the time between pitches may significantly increase muscle fatigue and the risk of ligament…

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VIDEO: A look at return-to-play in extreme sport athletes

June 23, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan, MD, spoke about what physicians need to consider when they clear athletes for return-to-play in extreme sports.

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VIDEO: Hackett discusses differences in caring for extreme athletes vs traditional athletes

June 13, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the differences between providing care…

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VIDEO: Hackett talks snowboarding and related injuries

June 11, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas R. Hackett, MD, discussed the extreme sport of snowboarding and its associated injuries, both in the casual participant…

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Concussion linked to greater academic dysfunction than extremity injury in students

May 25, 2016
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that students experienced greater academic dysfunction 1 week after…

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Lower hip ROM found in soccer players with previous hip, groin injuries

April 27, 2016
Although results from a cross-sectional study of professional soccer players indicated decreased hip range of motion correlated with more hip- and…

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Concussed athletes found likely to sustain lower extremity injuries after return to play

April 25, 2016
Athletes with concussions have a higher chance of sustaining acute lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries after return to play than athletes…

Review article provides orthopedic insight on minimalist running

April 22, 2016
Although advancements in running shoe technology during the last 40 years has not reduced injuries, a literature review published in the Journal of

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Increased lateral tibial slope cited as risk factor for ACL injury in male collegiate football players

April 15, 2016
BOSTON — Male collegiate football players with a narrow lateral femoral condyle width and an increased medial and lateral tibial slope were…

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