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Study: Bracing not effective in returning high school athletes to sport after shoulder instability

Study: Bracing not effective in returning high school athletes to sport after shoulder instability
October 18, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — Bracing was not efficacious as an adjunct method to standard conservative care for shoulder instability in high school athletes, according to results presented here.

“Findings suggest functional bracing is not an effective adjunct to nonoperative management of anterior shoulder instability in returning athletes to sport, at least at a high school level,” Michael J. Kissenberth, MD, said at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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T786C Mutation in the Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Gene in Patients With Primary Osteonecrosis

Orthopedics, September/October 2017, Volume 40 Issue 5
Mutations in the T786C endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (eNOS) are associated with osteonecrosis and Prinzmetal's…
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Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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