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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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Lateral Process Talus Fracture in a Kayaking Injury

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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…
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Concussions, trauma most prevalent injuries in youth hockey

July 7, 2014
Concussions and fractures, many of which require hospitalization and surgery, were found to be the most frequent injuries in youth hockey players…
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Acumed releases new treatment for post-traumatic arthritis in wrist

July 6, 2014
Acumed recently announced the release of its Total Wrist Fusion Plating System, a solution to treat post-traumatic arthritis of the wrist.The system…
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The six must-watch videos from June 2014

July 3, 2014
Focusing on a wide variety of possible injuries and rehabilitation strategies, Orthopedics Today highlights the top six videos you need to watch…
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New app launched to reduce throwing injuries in baseball players

July 3, 2014
Abracadabra Health recently announced the release of Throw Like A Pro, an application to aid baseball players in reducing the likelihood of throwing…
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Increased helmet use in snow sports has not decreased fatalities

July 3, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Despite the widespread increase of helmet usage in snow sports throughout the U.S., the number of fatalities resulting from…
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Landing biomechanics shed light on ACL injury differences in dancers, athletes

July 3, 2014
Female team sport athletes displayed a greater knee valgus than male team sport athletes and male and female dancers, whereas dancers exhibited…
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Osteochondral fracture with disrupted cortical bone causes increased inflammation

July 2, 2014
Concomitant osteochondral fracture with disrupted cortical bone was associated with a higher degree of joint inflammation in acutely injured knees…
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Active Implants granted IDE approval for meniscus implant

July 2, 2014
Active Implants recently announced it has received IDE approval for a clinical trial of its NUsurface Meniscus Implant.The prospective, randomized…
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Omer Mei-Dan, MD, offers a video perspective on the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress

July 1, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan, MD, offers a perspective on the International Extreme Sports Medicine Annual Congress and shares the data…
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Active recovery can help young athletes after concussion

June 30, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Contrary to previous practices in which young athletes with concussions completely discontinued all activities for 2 weeks, a…
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