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Raymond Thal,MD - Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery
Dr. Thal has been practicing orthopaedics since 1990 and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Articles

Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men
Source:
Science Daily

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 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, during adolescence and young adulthood, had greater hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density than those who did not.

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results
Source:
Healio

Patients who received a newer prosthesis similar to the Miller-Galante knee design showed significantly better Knee Society function scores than patients who had a long-used prosthesis to which it was compared. However, the two implants performed about the same at short-term follow-up, according to a presenter.

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Treatment of Locked Posterior Shoulder Dislocation With Bone Defect
Source:
Healio

Locked posterior shoulder dislocation is an uncommon condition and is associated with a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion in 50% of cases. The condition is likely to occur in cases of violent trauma, seizures, or electric shock. Unrecognized dislocation with humeral head fracture affects joint function and humeral head vascularity and may lead to chronic instability, osteonecrosis, and osteoarthritis.

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Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete
Source:
Healio

Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder.

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Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis
Source:
Medical Xpress

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes

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Age not a factor in success of shoulder replacement surgery
Source:
Science Daily

Whether you’re younger than 65 or older than 75, age may not be a discernible factor in the success of shoulder replacement surgery, according to a new study.

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Complications of Shoulder Arthroplasty
Source:
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

The most common complications after reverse shoulder arthroplasty in order of decreasing frequency included instability, periprosthetic fracture, infection, component loosening, neural injury, acromial and/or scapular spine fracture, hematoma, deltoid injury, rotator cuff tear, and venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds
Source:
Science Daily
From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of

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Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes
Source:
Healio
Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time

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Extra physical education classes may benefit bone health in girls, study shows
Source:
Science Daily
The seven-year study specifically measured the impact of school-based exercise on tibia cortical bone mass distribution, finding that the extra activity time saw significant

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Early life intervention may prevent knee OA later in life
Source:
Healio
A recent narrative review of the association between childhood or early adulthood risk factors and the development of knee osteoarthritis showed osteoarthritis may be prevented later in life with early life intervention.

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Eating your greens could enhance sport performance
Source:
Science Daily
Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has found.

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  • American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery  and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Washington
Redskins
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • ISAKOS
  • CAQSM