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FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

It's the most common reason people go to their doctors - back pain. According to the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain some time in their lives. [More]
Exercise therapy could be effective alternative for treating meniscus injuries

Exercise therapy could be effective alternative for treating meniscus injuries

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society [More]
Study reveals muscle activity of non-responders to diabetes interventions

Study reveals muscle activity of non-responders to diabetes interventions

It is widely accepted that physical exercise lowers the risk of developing diabetes. Yet in one in five participants in related studies this positive effect fails to materialize. [More]
Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Joint aches and pains are among the most common complaints doctors hear. When it comes to the knees in particular, there are a few things you can do to prevent problems. [More]
OCA transplantation can be effective treatment option for active patients with knee cartilage injuries

OCA transplantation can be effective treatment option for active patients with knee cartilage injuries

For athletes and highly active patients who sustain cartilage injuries to their knee, an osteochondral allograft transplantation can be a successful treatment option, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]
Researchers find high return-to-play rates in collegiate athletes after shoulder instability surgery

Researchers find high return-to-play rates in collegiate athletes after shoulder instability surgery

Getting back into the game is important for any athlete after a significant injury but shoulder injuries can be tricky, especially for football players. [More]

Study shows hamstring injury prevention programs can help reduce lost play time in baseball

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 Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]

Concussion during adolescence may be more common than previously thought

Sustaining a concussion during adolescence may be more common than previous estimates, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO today. [More]

Study shows how infill weight of artificial turf surfaces can affect incidence of football injuries

As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety. [More]

WNM device may help decrease ACL injury risk in female soccer athletes

Using a wearable neuromuscular device can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female soccer athletes, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]

Location of UCL tears can be key to predicting success of non-operative treatment in MLB pitchers

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers are high-impact due to player time lost and the resulting effect on teams and an athlete's career, making treatment decisions an even greater challenge for physicians. [More]

Female patients under age 25 have increased risk of ACL re-tear, research shows

Graft size, sex and age have a significant effect on the odds of an ACL re-tear post reconstruction with a hamstring graft, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]
Surgery after first-time shoulder dislocation reduces recurrent injury risk in young athletes

Surgery after first-time shoulder dislocation reduces recurrent injury risk in young athletes

Shoulder instability is most common in the young, athletic population, bringing a focus to how these injuries are best treated. Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, demonstrated that surgery after a first-time shoulder dislocation lowered the re-injury risks and need for follow-up surgery when compared to those who were initially treated non-operatively and experienced a repeat dislocation prior to surgery. [More]
AOSSM presents research awards, grants at annual meeting

AOSSM presents research awards, grants at annual meeting

In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will present research awards and grants during its Annual Meeting, July 7-10 in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]
Regular physical activity improves brain power, academic prowess in children

Regular physical activity improves brain power, academic prowess in children

A consensus statement which includes a University of Exeter researcher says exercise boosts kids' and young people's brain power and academic prowess. [More]
High levels of zinc may lead to kidney stone formation

High levels of zinc may lead to kidney stone formation

David Killilea, PhD, a staff scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute- the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - co-authored a study into the causes of kidney stones. [More]
New report offers PCPs implementable strategies to encourage patients' physical activity

New report offers PCPs implementable strategies to encourage patients' physical activity

Exercise plays a crucial role in being healthy and preventing disease. Because of their close relationship to patients, primary care physicians (PCPs) can act as a catalyst to help people be more active through physical activity counseling; however, doctors often encounter barriers to being able to properly address inactivity. [More]
Neck device can protect sportsmen from devastating effects of head  injuries

Neck device can protect sportsmen from devastating effects of head  injuries

Two new studies involving high school football and hockey players indicate wearing a specifically designed compression collar around the neck may prevent or reduce the devastating effects of head collisions in sports. [More]
Lifestyle intervention program can increase physical activity levels of adults at risk for type 2 diabetes

Lifestyle intervention program can increase physical activity levels of adults at risk for type 2 diabetes

Adults at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease or both can substantially increase their physical activity levels through participating in a lifestyle intervention program developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health for use in community-settings, such as senior centers or worksites. [More]
Ways to prevent, treat knee and hip joint pain

Ways to prevent, treat knee and hip joint pain

In the past four weeks, more than one-third of people over the age of 55 in the United States have complained about hip or knee pain to their physician. In a lifetime, our hips and knees get a lot of use. There are various ways individuals can reduce the strain placed on their joints to maintain the health of their hips and knees. [More]
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