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Study cites factors for high-magnitude head impact exposure in youth football

October 18, 2017

Results from this study indicated youth football players who experienced higher levels of head impact exposure were more likely to be “back” players who were frequently positioned in the open field.

Helmets with accelerometer arrays were given to 45 football players who were between 9 years and 12 years old to wear during all games and practices to record any head impact accelerations. Practices and games were video recorded to verify high-magnitude head impacts, to identify specific impact characteristics and to determine the amount of time was spent in each activity. Impacts were defined by the position played by each athlete, part of the field where the impact occurred, whether impact occurred during practice or game, and the cause of the impact.

Generational, bureaucratic obstacles fuel opioid crisis

October 18, 2017
Opioid abuse is taking a catastrophic toll, with recent CDC data attributing 91 deaths a day to the epidemic. Further, in 2015, 63% of the 52,404 drug overdose deaths…

Two senators reach bipartisan deal to save health insurance subsidies

October 17, 2017
Two senators have struck a bipartisan deal to temporarily preserve subsidies for health insurance companies set to be scrapped by President Donald J. Trump
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New Zealand joint registry study: Rate of joint replacements did not decrease for patients with RA

October 17, 2017
Results from this study indicated there was a significant increase in joint replacements in New Zealand for patients with osteoarthritis between 1999 to 2015. However…

California law may minimally impact drug pricing transparency

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation that will require pharmaceutical companies to give the state advanced notice of, as well as justify, dramatic drug…
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Valve or No Valve: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Casting Options for Pediatric Forearm Fractures

Orthopedics, September/October 2017, Volume 40 Issue 5
The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of cast-related complications when using split or intact casts. A…
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Operative Management Options for Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: September 2015

Anterior instability of the glenohumeral joint is a relatively common problem in the young population. Identification…
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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: The IT band is the most important stabilizer of the anterolateral complex

August 21, 2017
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