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Caregivers frequently unaware of safety guidelines for young baseball pitchers

March 27, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Results of a survey presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting indicated caregivers were frequently unaware of safety guidelines recommended for young baseball pitchers.

“A majority of those reported compliance with pitch count as well as time off [requirements]; however, many of the other aspects of safe pitching guidelines were not followed,” Anthony Waligora, MD, said during his presentation.

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ACL reconstructed knees likely have higher risk for subsequent meniscal surgery vs contralateral knee

March 26, 2015
LAS VEGAS — A retrospective study of 3,425 patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction and had no meniscal pathology at the time of surgery and a normal…
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Long-term study finds 15% survivorship of meniscal allograft transplantation at 24 years

March 26, 2015
LAS VEGAS — A retrospective study of 313 patients with 329 meniscal allograft transplantations performed at Ghent University Hospital in Belgium showed overall…
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Smokers showed worse function, pain scores than non-smokers after rotator cuff tear

March 26, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Compared with non-smokers, patients who sustain rotator cuff tears and smoke have clinically worse function and pain scores, according to data…
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Proximal Humerus Shaft Fracture After Pectoralis Major Tendon Rupture Repair

Orthopedics, June 2011, Volume 34 Issue 6
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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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A discussion on the pitfalls of microfracture surgery

February 5, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Jack M. Bert, MD, talks about microfracture surgery and how it…
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Panel discusses treatment of ACL injuries in athletic patients

Orthopedics Today, December 2014
ACL injuries are common in sports and during strenuous work and recreational activities. In the United States, approximately 200,000 ACL injuries are…
In the Journals

Achilles ruptures, nonoperative treatment increasing in Sweden

December 3, 2014
Despite the overall number of Achilles tendon ruptures increasing in Sweden, recently published data show more patients are being treated…
In the Journals

PRP injection may aid in rehabilitation of hamstring injury

December 2, 2014
Recently published data indicated a program of rehabilitation and platelet-rich plasma therapy may be more beneficial in patients with an acute…
In the Journals

Combined morphometric features of ACL and femoral notch influenced risk of ACL injury

November 24, 2014
Study results showed the risk of suffering a noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury was influenced by a combination of morphometric features of…
In the Journals

Graft type, postoperative knee laxity can help predict graft survival after ACL

November 18, 2014
Among children and adolescents undergoing primary, transphyseal ACL reconstruction, graft type and postoperative knee laxity significantly predicted…

Poll shows parents find certain concussion education more helpful than others

November 18, 2014
Parents who saw a video or presentation on concussions, concussion symptoms and how to notice a concussion in children were more confident about…
In the Journals

Hamstring autograft may have higher risk of revision in ACL repair

November 17, 2014
Despite being the method of choice for ACL repair in Scandinavia, hamstring autografts were found to have a significantly higher risk of revision…
Most athletes with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis return to same level of sport after surgery Meeting News Coverage

Most athletes with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis return to same level of sport after surgery

November 14, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — The majority of athletes with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis return to preoperative levels of athletic activity after surgery…

UPMC launches initiative to educate public on available concussion treatments

November 12, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program has launched a new initiative to raise awareness about scientifically…
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Pediatric orthopedic surgeon discusses current trends in managing ACL injuries in young athletes

November 6, 2014
DEAL, N.J. — Daniel W. Green, MD, reviews what orthopedic surgeons should focus on when treating a young patient with a torn ACL during…
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