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Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL

Significantly higher instability, pain found with combined UCL, RCL vs. isolated UCL
March 10, 2017

Recently published results showed National Football League players with combined thumb ulnar collateral ligament and radial collateral ligament tears had significantly higher instability and pain compared with players with isolated thumb ulnar collateral ligament injuries.

Researchers included 32 NFL players with 36 thumb metacarpophalangeal collateral ligament injuries, which were confirmed by review of both physical examination findings and MRI. They obtained player demographics, surgical details and return-to-play data from the team electronic medical record and surgeons’ records.

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VIDEO: Romeo discusses treatment options for SLAP, bicep tendon lesions in athletes

February 10, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, provided treatment options for superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) and…
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VIDEO: Arciero discusses arthroscopic Bankart repair for shoulder instability in non-collision athletes

February 8, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Robert A. Arciero, MD, discussed shoulder instability in the non-collision athlete. He said he primarily…
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New tool to determine when athletes can resume sports after concussion may be available soon

January 26, 2017
Researchers and a biotechnology company are working toward making a test more readily available for clinicians to detect the protein tau in patients with brain
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Contemporary Management of Symptomatic Bipartite Patella

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Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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AAP releases policy statement on tackling injuries in youth football

October 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Enforcement of proper tackling rules and availability of athletic trainers on the sidelines are recommended to reduce injuries in…

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Limiting full contact for high school football practice reduced concussions

October 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — A state interscholastic athletic association rule change limiting the amount of full contact practice time for high school…

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Gaps in return-to-play awareness put child athletes at risk

October 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — Lack of knowledge regarding post-head injury return-to-play standards among parents and coaches puts child athletes at risk for…

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Recurrent shoulder dislocation prevented with combination Bankart repair and Bristow procedure

October 22, 2015
Although investigators of this study found a combination of Bankart repair and Bristow procedure prevented recurrent shoulder dislocation in rugby…

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Link possible between oral contraceptive use, ACL injury in females

October 20, 2015
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Supply costs per case reduced for TKA, cuff repair after implementation of surgeon score cards

October 16, 2015
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Pro athletes may safely return to competition after lumbar microdiscectomy

October 16, 2015
CHICAGO — The pooled rate of return to play following lumbar microdiscectomy for herniated disc nucleus was 83.5%, according to results…

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Open, arterial injuries linked with early complications among patients with knee dislocations

October 14, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Although few patients with knee dislocation had functional instability necessitating late cruciate reconstruction, investigators…

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BLOG: Youth football injuries can be prevented, minimized with some precaution

October 13, 2015
Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes in the United States. It also leads all other sports in the number of yearly…

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Stresses on elbow during pitching may alter multiple structures

October 12, 2015
In a pre- and post-season ultrasound evaluation of high school pitchers’ elbows, adaptive changes occurred to multiple structures about the…

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