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Study: MRI preferred to confirm exam-based diagnosis of meniscal tear

February 25, 2015

Recently published data indicated the preferred and most cost-effective usage of MRI in the diagnosis of meniscal tears was as confirmation of a physical examiner’s diagnosis.

Researchers conducted a cost-utility analysis to determine the cost-effectiveness of both MRI and alternatives to MRI in combination with a patient’s physical history and examination as the primary tools to diagnose a meniscal tear. This model evaluated meniscal tears in both primary care and sports medicine clinic settings and compared all options via incremental cost-effectiveness ratio.

Study of former NFL players links concussive brain damage to memory deficits

February 25, 2015
Using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins specialists have gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that may be linked to specific memory…
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Risk of revision ACL reconstruction higher in adolescent soccer players

February 24, 2015
Participation in soccer and an age between 13 and 19 years was linked with an elevated rate of revision ACL reconstruction, according to recently published study…
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Multiple factors likely influence enhanced lumbopelvic motion in golf swing

February 20, 2015
Recently published data demonstrated multiple factors, including muscle strength imbalances, muscle tightness and hip joint internal rotation constraints, likely…
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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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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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Andrews talks treatment of young athletes with in-season shoulder dislocations

January 20, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the treatment of young…
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ACL, femoral notch characteristics may predict noncontact ACL injury risk

August 12, 2014
ACL volume and features of the femoral notch were shown to be significant predictors of noncontact ACL injuries, according to study results.In a…
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Primary femoroacetabular impingement fixation offers better outcomes than revision

August 12, 2014
Although patients undergoing revision fixation for femoroacetabular impingement experience significantly improved outcomes, patients who undergo…

The top eight items to read dealing with the meniscus

August 11, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted the top eight stories to keep your practice up-to-date on all items related to the meniscus.

Gender, level of sports participation associated with daily pain in adolescents

August 11, 2014
Nearly two out of three Danish adolescents reported pain during physical activity, and one out of three reported pain in more than one body region…
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BPTB autografts used most frequently by NFL, NCAA physicians for ACL reconstruction

August 11, 2014
For ACL reconstruction in starting running backs, National Football League and National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I orthopedic…
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Several factors influence NFL players’ return to play after meniscectomy

August 6, 2014
Professional football players who are drafted early, start frequently and play non-speed positions are more likely to return to play following…
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Age, higher BMI result in higher risks after Achilles tendon injury

August 5, 2014
Patients who have a higher body mass index or are older tend to fare worse in recovering from acute Achilles tendon ruptures, according to study…
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Heat stroke more prevalent than CV events among distance runners

July 30, 2014
Long-distance runners are more likely to experience a serious case of heat stroke than a serious CV event, according to new study findings.In a…
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The most important videos from July 2014

July 30, 2014
Focusing on a wide variety of possible injuries and rehabilitation strategies, Orthopedics Today highlights the top videos you need to watch…
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Biomet launches new knotless allsuture anchor

July 29, 2014
Biomet Sports Medicine recently announced the launch of the JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor all-suture device. Designed for use in labral repair, the…
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