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Study: Ultrashort echo-time MRI helps to find changes in deep tissue health

August 20, 2014

Recently published data found that ultrashort echo-time MRI has the ability to better diagnose changes in cartilage deep tissue health, which could help delay or prevent the onset of osteoarthritis.

Researchers evaluated 31 patients with a mean age of 29.8 years who were undergoing anatomic ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and 11 healthy control patients. All patients underwent 3-T MRI while 16 patients in the ACLR group underwent the same MRI at 2 years postoperatively. Modified Outerbridge grades were given to the central medial femoral condyle (cMFC) and posterior medial femoral condyle (pMFC) for the ACL-reconstructed patients based on arthroscopic examination of the medial meniscus. Ultrashort echo time (UTE-T2) maps were constructed for the posterior medial meniscus (pMM), cMFC, pMFC and medial tibial plateau (MTP). Cross-sectional study of UTE-T2 and arthroscopic data and longitudinal analyses of UTE-T2 changes were also conducted.

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Study reveals shifting trends in the surgical treatment of SLAP lesions

August 20, 2014
A review of information from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery part II database indicates that the rate of SLAP repairs performed for both cases of isolated SLAP…

Overlap of concussion, neck injury symptoms makes diagnosis difficult

August 20, 2014
Researchers have found that symptoms from concussions and neck injuries tend to overlap, which can make discerning between the two injuries difficult.In a study…
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Operative, nonoperative treatment of ACL injury yield similar outcomes

August 19, 2014
Minimal differences in outcomes and re-injury risks were seen between patients with ACL ruptures treated with or without surgery, according to recently published…
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

Psychiatric Annals, October 2012, Volume 42 Issue 10
CME Educational Objectives1. Understand the history of traumatic brain injury in sport.2. Learn proposed etiologic…
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Anthony A. Romeo, MD, addresses the performance of baseball pitchers following UCL reconstruction

March 19, 2014
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Knee of leading leg more likely to be injured during snowboarding

June 24, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. —  Snowboarders are significantly more prone to injuries to the knee in their leading leg than their trailing leg…
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Jay C. Albright, MD, discusses ACL injuries in the adolescent athlete

June 23, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress, Jay C. Albright, MD, discusses his presentation on ACL injuries…
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Skiing, mountain biking have high risk for acute spine injury

June 23, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Sports are the third highest contributor to cervical spine injuries, with extreme sports posing the most significant risk to…
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Kyle Nagle, MD, MPH, shares his knowledge of apophyseal hamstring injuries in adolescent athletes

June 19, 2014
Kyle Nagle, MD, MPH, shares his knowledge of apophyseal hamstring injuries in the adolescent athlete as well as recommendations for rehabilitation…

Stay out of trouble with shoulder stabilization: Don’t miss the HAGL

June 19, 2014
Anterior capsulolabral injury (Bankart lesion) is a common cause of anterior shoulder instability that is frequently treated with excellent outcomes…
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Anton Westman, MD, PhD, offers his insight on skydiving injuries

June 18, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Anton Westman, MD, PhD, offers his insight on the injuries in extreme sports, skydiving and parachuting as well as suggestions…
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Tom Hackett, MD, discusses differences in caring for extreme sports athletes

June 17, 2014
BOULDER, Colo — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress, Tom Hackett, MD, discusses the differences between providing care…
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Speaker: Basic hip exercises best for evaluating extreme sports athletes

June 17, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Basic hip exercises are likely to produce the best means to evaluate injuries in extreme sports athletes, according to a…
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Cyclists tend to recover rapidly from clavicle fractures

June 17, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Fixation of displaced fractures in cyclists often allows for rapid mobilization and return to training, according to data…
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Number of skiing injuries decrease as equipment advances

June 16, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Skiing has seen its rate of injury decrease with the advancement of athletic equipment, according to a presenter here at the…
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