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Study links psychological distress to greater shoulder pain and disability

Results from this prospective, cross-sectional study demonstrated catastrophic thinking and lower self-efficacy were linked with more shoulder pain and disability among patients who presented with shoulder pain and had no history of shoulder surgery. Our data support the notion that patient-to-patient variation in symptom intensity and magnitude of disability is more strongly related to psychological […]

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Presenter notes open tennis elbow release simple compared with arthroscopy

Compared with arthroscopic tennis elbow release, open tennis elbow release proved to be an easier and faster procedure, according to a presenter here. You can do this through a small incision. If you make some flaps and you take Senn retractors, you can move this incision anywhere you need it to meet. Galatz noted open […]

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Why is calcific tendinitis so painful?

Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study appearing in today’s issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found a significant increase in blood vessel and pain receptor growth among patients […]

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Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. The study, published in a December 2015 issue of the British Medical […]

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Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, […]

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