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Medical Articles

No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports
Source: Health Day

Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.

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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Source: Medical Xpress

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?
Source: US News

Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.

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Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain
Source: Science Daily

Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists have discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation -- and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort.

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Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Avascular Necrosis After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Source: Healio

The immunosuppressive regimens required for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation predispose recipients to complications, including avascular necrosis. Cancer-related comorbidities, immunosuppression, and poor bone quality theoretically increase the risk for perioperative medical complications, infection, and implant-related complications in total joint arthroplasty.

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Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA
Source: Healio

Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter.

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New Procedure May Replace Traditional Hip Replacement Surgery
Source: Healthline Media

Subchondroplasty involves an injection of bone substitute. Advocates say it’s easier, less invasive, and has a quicker recovery time.

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Anatomic press-fit short stem linked with significant clinical improvements after TSA
Source: Healio

Patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty with an anatomic press-fit short stem had significant clinical improvements, with few complications and minimal radiographic changes at short-term follow-up, according to results published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

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Martial arts can be hazardous to kids
Source: HealthDay

Perhaps there's a black belt in your child's future. But for safety's sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.

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Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable
Source: Science Daily

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system
Source: News-medical.net

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks.

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Is traumatic brain injury associated with late-life neurodegenerative conditions?
Source: Medical Xpress

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness was not associated with late-life mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease or dementia but it appeared to be associated with increased risk for other neurodegenerative and neuropathologic findings, according to a new article published online by JAMA Neurology.

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Hip Arthroplasty Risk in Men Higher With Increased Dairy Product Consumption
Source: Rheumatology Advisor

Consuming more dairy products may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA) in men, according to a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology.

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Upper Valley Orthopedics – 60 Years Of Combined Orthopedic Expertise
Source: Go Idaho

Whether the patient is a teenage basketball player with a torn ACL or a 76-year old grandmother needing a hip replacement, orthopedic surgeons Michael Larson, Kevin Lee, and Travis Torngren know that most people just want to get back to the life they had before experiencing joint pain.

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Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable
Source: Medical Xpress

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Non-healing tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells
Source: Medical Xpress

Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like cells. These induced pluripotent stem cells might someday be used to treat chronic wounds. The study is published online in advance of print in Cellular Reprogramming.

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