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Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement

Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.

Source:Medical Xpress

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Stand Up Straight to Strengthen Abs

While there will always be a place for sit-ups for ab definition, many trainers now suggest standing exercises that not only train abs but back muscles, too.

Source:Health Day

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High rate of return to dance seen in dancers who underwent hip arthroscopy for FAI

According to recently published results, 97% of dancers were able to return to dance at an average of 6.9 months after hip arthroscopy. Compared with their preoperative status, most dancers danced at a higher level following surgery.

Source:Healio

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Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus repair

The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, according to new research.

Source:Science Daily

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12 Common Hip Pain and Injuries in Athletes

In the past, just about any hip pain symptom was attributed to a "muscle strain" type of injury. While this is a common cause of hip pain in athletes, we are learning more and more about other causes of hip pain that can sideline a player from the action.

Source:Verywell Health

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Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery

People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City and The Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

Source:Medical Xpress

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Get in shape for tennis and other racquet sports

By practicing a pregame plan for these strenuous workouts, you'll be less likely to experience injuries that could leave you sidelined.

Source:Medical Xpress

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Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures

Source:Health Day

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What Are Pain Management and Regenerative Medical Treatments?

If you live with chronic pain and don’t want to get addicted to painkillers, you may be wondering what pain management and regenerative medicine treatments are.Chronic pain can significantly hamper your lifestyle making it almost impossible to remain independent,

Source:t2conline

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What you need to know about irritable hip

Irritable hip results from hip joint inflammation. It is a common cause of hip pain and limping in children aged 10 years or younger.

Source:Medical News Today

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What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is "crepitus", from the Latin "to rattle".

Source:Medical Xpress

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Physical Therapy Can Keep Sports Injuries at Bay

Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says.

Source:Health Day

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Play It Safe With Winter Sports

Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say.

Source:Health Day

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Fractures have long-term impacts on quality of life in older people

Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Source:Medical Xpress

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Hip Replacement Surgery Dos and Don’ts

More than 300,000 people in the U.S. will have hip replacement surgery this year, followed by weeks of recovery. But experts say there are some things you can do to speed up the recovery afterwards.

Source:Ivanhoe

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Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness

Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility—and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.

Source:Medical Xpress

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How Stem Cells Are Regulated

Probably the best way to cover the topic of stem cell regulation is by questions and answers that are short and to the point. The answers can then go into more detail if necessary.

Source:Stem Cell The Magazine

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Early treatment of chronic hip pain in young athletes may have long term impact on health

Treating young athletes with chronic hip pain may be the key to slowing or halting the progression of degenerative hip disease. Recently, increased understanding of hip structural abnormalities has allowed specialists to better identify underlying hip conditions that previously went unrecognized and to more accurately diagnose hip problems in children, teens and young adults.

Source:News Medical

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Strong Workout, Stronger Recovery!

The American Heart Association says that running is good for your heart. But for every 100 hours of running, the average runner will sustain at least one injury. But, there are things you can do after a run to cut the risk of a future injury.

Source:Ivanhoe

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Risk factors associated with revision for prosthetic joint infection after hip replacement

Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after hip replacement.

Source:Medial Xpress

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Stem Cell Therapy vs. Surgery

In recent years, there have been dramatic advances in stem cell therapy. The treatments are more effective than ever before. Stem cell treatments are also used to treat an increasing number of diseases, such as: diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s. Increasingly, stem cell therapy is being used instead of surgery to treat a variety of issues, from joint replacement to ligament and tendon damage. This raises a question for doctors and patients: Stem cell vs surgery? This article will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the two approaches.

Source:Stem Cell The Magazine

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Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.

Source:Science Dailys

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Prolonged opioid use before knee or hip replacement surgery increases risk of poor outcomes

Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Source:Medical Xpress

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Joint Replacement: 5 Benefits of Outpatient Surgery

If your doctor says you’re a good candidate, there are several advantages that make outpatient surgery the best option

Source:Cleveland Clinic

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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

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

Source:Health Day

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Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surgery

For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.

Source:Medical Xpress

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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

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.

Source:Medical Xpress

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How Successful is Stem Cell Therapy for Knees?

One of the commonly treated areas of the body using stem cell therapy is the knee joint. It has been the most researched use of stem cells in regenerative orthopedic medicine. Knee pain is one of the leading causes of pain, 2 nd only to low back and spinal pain.

Source:Stem Cell The Magazine

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

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.

Source:US News

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Stem Cells for Knee Problems? U.S. Doctors Investigate

Knee osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the knees, is a difficult-to-treat and painful condition affecting millions of people. Experts are researching stem-cell injections from a patient’s own bone marrow or fat as a treatment to avoid more invasive surgeries, such as knee replacements.

Source:The Wall Street Journal

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Outcomes of Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

The objective of this study was to evaluate implant survivorship, clinical outcomes, postoperative complications, and radiographic outcomes of cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Source:Healio

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Blood Flow Restriction Training for ACL

As with other knee injuries, how you rehab from a torn ACL is critical to the overall success of the surgery to fix it. Hundreds of thousands of ACL repair surgeries are done every year in the United States and women are more likely than men to suffer this painful accident. We explain a very different approach to fixing this serious injury.

Source:Ivanhoe

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Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement

Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests.

Source:HealthDay

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Are older adults with knee pain less active than the general population?

A new Arthritis Care & Research study found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels are similarly low in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and those from the general population without osteoarthritis or knee pain.

Source:Medical Xpress

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Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA

When knee stiffness is confirmed, it can be treated with manipulation under anesthesia, which is successful 85% of the time.

Source:Healio

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Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center