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Study: Arthroscopic needling yielded high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects

Although arthroscopic needling provided good clinical outcomes, recently published results showed a high rate of persistent rotator cuff defects 1 year after surgery. Researchers randomly assigned 20 patients with rotator cuff calcification to receive a perioperative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration at the rotator cuff defect and 20 patients to a control group. Researchers assessed patients […]

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Career length and performance decreased after ACL injury in professional hockey players

Although most professional hockey players are able to return to play after ACL injury, career length and performance may be significantly decreased compared with a control group, according to results. Using the National Hockey League Injury Surveillance System, researchers identified 47 players with an ACL injury between 2006 and 2010, and surveyed medical staff members […]

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Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA

Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results of this retrospective database study. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, researchers identified 4,655 patients who underwent total shoulder […]

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Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod have all used it, but does platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) really work for the every-day active person? According to a University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic pilot study on patients with chronically sore shoulders published in PLOS ONE, preliminary findings say yes. “We studied patients 35 to […]

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Study: Are football players too obese?

In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor and one of his students suggests that being bigger doesn’t mean being better—or healthier. We started to […]

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