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Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

August 31, 2015

Among recreational athletes aged 70 years and older, researchers of this study found arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effectively reduced pain, improved function and returned patients to sport.

Using a surgical registry, researchers identified 44 self-described recreational athletes aged 70 years and older who underwent primary or revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair of full-thickness supraspinatus tears. All patients had a Goutallier classification of 0, 1 or 2.

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes In the Journals

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which investigators in this…
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Similar function seen between patients released to sport vs those not after ACL reconstruction

August 30, 2015
A comparison of patients released to return to activity after ACL reconstruction and those who were not found no link between clinical impairment measures used to…
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Heavy slow resistance training for Achilles tendinopathy associated with early patient satisfaction

August 29, 2015
Among patients with Achilles tendinopathy, both eccentric training and heavy slow resistance training had an equally good positive and lasting clinical effect in results…
Review Article

Contemporary Management of Symptomatic Bipartite Patella

Orthopedics, November 2009, Volume 32 Issue 11
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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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VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

July 14, 2015
LYON, France —  John P. Fulkerson, MD, shared several highlights from a session he moderated on the…
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Plain radiographs can reliably classify features of osteochondritis dissecans in the knee

March 12, 2015
Recently published data indicated plain radiographs helped reliably classify a number of diagnostic features of femoral condyle osteochondritis…
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Panel discusses elbow UCL injury in throwing athletes

Orthopedics Today, March 2015
It is a privilege to serve as moderator for this Orthopedics TodayRound Table discussion on elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries. During the…
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Graft extrusion greater after medial vs. lateral MAT, unrelated to early clinical outcomes

March 11, 2015
Recently published data indicated the amount and occurrences of graft extrusion were greater after medial meniscus allograft transplantation compared…
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Transphyseal ACL reconstruction can offer positive long-term outcomes in pediatric patients

March 10, 2015
Recently published data indicated transphyseal ACL reconstruction offered a safe option that provided positive outcomes at long-term follow-up in…
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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…

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…
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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…
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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…
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Arm pain and fatigue common among young baseball players

February 19, 2015
In a recently published study, most young baseball players were found to experience at least some level of arm pain or fatigue.Investigators…
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Though uncommon, stress fractures can significantly impact RTP in young athletes

February 16, 2015
Recent study data showed that although relatively uncommon, stress fractures can significantly impact return to play in the young…
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