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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can “return to sport” is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they’re minors) and from the media, especially if I’m being interviewed about a professional athlete. The answer is rarely […]

Improving outcomes for serious knee injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a million people annually, many of them athletes. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a […]

Think that hip pain is bursitis? Think again.

Hip bursitis — an inflammation between your thighbone and nearby tendons — is commonly diagnosed when patients have pain on the outer side of the hip. However, several other conditions can cause similar pain, and require different treatments. “Doctors often assume that pain on the outer side of the hip is due to bursitis. But […]

New Hip-Replacement Study Anticipates Growth

Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study. » Read more Source: Drugwatch

Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain

A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain. » Read more Source: ScienceNewsline.com

Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds. » Read more Source: HealthDay

Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to new research. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Risk of surgical complications up for overlapping hip surgery

For patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture or total hip arthroplasty (THA), overlapping surgery is associated with increased risk of surgical complications, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk

With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. » Read more Source: Healio

Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

In a new study of patients who showed up to an emergency department with acute pain in their shoulders, arms, hips or legs, researchers found that a cocktail of two non-addictive, over-the-counter drugs relieved pain just as well as — and maybe just a little better than — a trio of opioid pain medications widely prescribed under […]

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