Palmaris or hamstring tendon graft for UCL reconstruction?
According to a new systematic literature review, patients who receive palmaris grafts are slightly more likely to return to sport or return-to-same level than patients who had received hamstring tendon grafts.
The benefits of RA physical therapy for joint health
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that can impact many different organs and joints in the body. Unfortunately, this form of arthritis is progressive, and the pain and functional limitations associated with it tend to worsen over time. That said, several effective treatment options, including physical therapy (PT), can help manage the condition’s symptoms.
Staging of osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow based on pathological progression in the partially detached articular fragment
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is considered to show the following stages of pathological progression: IA, nearly normal-cartilaginous; IB, deteriorated-cartilaginous; IIA, cartilage-ossifying; and IIB, cartilage-osteonecrotic. However, the validity of this pathological staging for OCD has yet to be confirmed in a large number of cases.
Acetaminophen’s role in pain management after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Including acetaminophen for pain management prior to and after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair can significantly reduce opioid consumption and improve patient satisfaction postoperatively. Not only that, but patients who take acetaminophen perioperative can also have better pain control, even while consuming fewer opioids.
What is water on the knee?
Knee effusion, sometimes called water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. Common causes include arthritis and injury to the ligaments or meniscus, which is cartilage in the knee.
In terms of glenoid defects, does size matter?
Apparently so. A new study looking at the postoperative recurrence rate after arthroscopic bony Bankart repair found that it was lower in male competitive rugby and American football players with a large glenoid defect, in fact 3x lower, than in those with a small glenoid defect.
Why Triathletes Should Swim Different Strokes
Shoulder health is a big deal for swimmers and triathletes. Overuse injuries due to muscular imbalances are common, painful, keep you from training, and can be expensive to treat. Swimming other strokes gives you an opportunity to strengthen other parts of the shoulder by using different movements
Knee Pain and Function: Nonoperative Approaches to Managing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Physical rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulative techniques can treat different aspects of “runner’s knee,” to alleviate tight muscles and tender points within the joint or muscle and increase range of motion.
How Knee Pain Is Treated
Knee pain is an extremely common musculoskeletal problem that frequently causes people to seek medical attention. Whether from osteoarthritis, a sprained ligament or strained muscle, cartilage damage, or tendonitis, many different issues can cause this type of joint discomfort.
The Top 14 Foods and Supplements for Sports Injuries
When it comes to sports and athletics, injuries are an unfortunate part of the game. Fortunately, certain foods and supplements may help reduce the amount of time your body needs to recover from a sports injury.