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Autologous single-plug transplant a potential alternative for younger patients with osteochondral lesions

October 27, 2014

According to recent study results, autologous single-plug osteochondral transplantation could be a good treatment option for osteochondral knee cartilage lesions of small and medium size in younger patients.

Researchers evaluated 15 patients with an average age of 30.2 years who underwent autologous single-plug osteochondral transplantation to treat grade III or IV osteochondral knee lesions. Metrics analyzed included Lysholm, IKDC subjective and Tegner values. Average follow-up was 17.5 years.

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Injury more likely in pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches weekly

October 24, 2014
Young baseball pitchers who threw more than 100 pitches weekly were found to be at a heightened risk for acromial apophysiolysis, according to recently published…
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Pediatric physical therapist talks emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries

October 23, 2014
DEAL, N.J. — Maureen C. Suhr, PT, DPT, PCS, talks about the emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric athletes who sustain an ACL injury at…
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Return to play after concussion differs for each athlete

October 21, 2014
BOSTON — There is no rigid return-to-play protocol for every concussion, and no athlete responds the same way to a concussion, according to data presented here.In…

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Patients with femoroacetabular impingement able to resume sports activities after surgery

July 25, 2014
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July 24, 2014
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PRP treatment of acute hamstring injuries not as promising as expected

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Male, intercollegiate athletes at higher risk for MCL injuries

July 23, 2014
Male athletes and intercollegiate athletes have a higher risk for sustaining medial collateral ligament injuries, most often through contact sports…

Fatigue issues pose biggest threat to arms of young baseball pitchers

July 23, 2014
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Lutul Farrow, MD, gives a perspective on fractures at the fifth metatarsal base

July 22, 2014
SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Lutul Farrow, MD, gives a perspective on the effect of…
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No change in NFL athletes’ field performance seen before, after concussion

July 22, 2014
Study findings have shown no difference in National Football League players’ performance on the field after a concussion, regardless of whether…
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Bioventus launches updated bone healing system

July 21, 2014
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OrthAlign issued 510(k) clearance for new THA, TKA device

July 20, 2014
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Fixation of osteochondritis dissecans lesions produces good outcomes in young athletes

July 15, 2014
SEATTLE — A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine demonstrated positive long-term outcomes for young athletes…
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