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Young, active patients likely return to active duty sooner after surgery for Achilles tendon ruptures

July 20, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Patients who are operatively treated for Achilles tendon ruptures returned to active duty quicker, however, there were no differences in complications compared with patients who were treated nonoperatively, according to data presented here.

“Our practice pattern did respond to high-level data, which has been found in other Scandinavian studies. This is a small retrospective study with limited functional data, but it does represent an age group of patients approximately a decade younger than those found in studies,” Chris Renninger, MD, LT, MC, USN, of San Diego, said at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting.

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Promising results found with arthroscopic surgery for multidirectional shoulder instability

July 19, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Results of early outcomes presented here support the use of arthroscopic treatment for patients with multidirectional glenohumeral…
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Higher odds of return to play without recurrent instability seen with arthroscopic repair

July 16, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Intercollegiate contact-sports athletes who experienced in-season shoulder instability and underwent arthroscopic stabilization had significantly…
Rotator cuff repairs effective for recreational athletes 70 years of age and older Meeting News Coverage

Rotator cuff repairs effective for recreational athletes 70 years of age and older

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Rotator cuff repair was found to be highly effective in elderly athletes ages 70 years and older, improving function, reducing pain and helping…
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Assessment of Cervical Spinal Canal Geometry by Football Position in Athletes in the NFL Scouting Combine

Orthopedics, November 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
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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: Fu on the future of ACL surgery

VIDEO: Fu on the future of ACL surgery

June 22, 2015
LYON, France — At the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Biologic healing of meniscal tears does not correlate with clinical outcomes

April 14, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Decreased meniscus extrusions were correlated with successful healing and repair but were not associated with functional outcomes…
VIDEO: Examining how American high school athletes view concussive injuries Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Examining how American high school athletes view concussive injuries

April 13, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD, examines a study on the the viewpoints…

Elbow muscle strength plays key role in injury risk, prevention

April 9, 2015
The elbow muscle strength of baseball pitchers could play a bigger role in injury risk and prevention than previously thought, according to…
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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, discusses his study on the role stem…
In the Journals

Return to play after TSA linked to sports participation in 5-year preoperative period

March 31, 2015
Return to play in patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty was found to be associated with the level of sports participation in the 5-year…
Caregivers frequently unaware of safety guidelines for young baseball pitchers Meeting News Coverage

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…
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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…
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