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Interesting Orthopaedic Articles

  • New molecule repairs cartilage and relieves symptoms of osteoarthritis

    Source: Medical Xpress

    A newly discovered molecule has been found to provide long-lasting regeneration of bone and cartilage defects, as well as symptom relief, and could potentially play a role in treating osteoarthritis

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  • Tiny 3D Printed Cubes Serve as Scaffolding for Broken Bones

    Source: Medgadget

    A good deal of orthopedic bone repair surgeries involve injecting powders or pastes, to serve as scaffoding, into fractures. Now a collaboration between scientists at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), University of Oregon, New York University, and Mahidol University in Thailand has led to the development of a Lego-like 3D printed scaffolding system that may turn out to be much easier to use and clinically more effective for treating complex bone fractures.

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  • Will Your Kid Play School Sports This Fall? Here's Some Guidance On Doing It Safely

    Source: Medical Xpress

    If you're thinking about letting your child resume sports while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, a leading pediatricians' group says there are a few things you should consider.

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  • What You Should Know About Torn Bicep Tendon Injuries

    Source: Verywell Health

    A biceps tendon injury is a tear or rupture of connective tissue that connects the biceps muscle of the upper arm to bones at either the shoulder (proximal tendon) or elbow (distal tendon). Proximal tears are more common than distal tears and usually are the the result of chronic overuse or an acute injury, such as a direct blow to the shoulder or falling onto an outstretched arm.

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  • What Jobs Are Toughest On The Knees?

    Source: HealthDay

    Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.

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  • Physical Therapy For A Pectoralis Major Tear

    Source: Verywell Health

    A torn or ruptured pectoralis muscle can limit your ability to engage in normal work and recreational activities. It can limit arm use, and may cause significant pain. If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover.

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  • Causes of Arm Pain and Treatment Options

    Source: Verywell Health

    Arm pain is generally experienced on the outside of the shoulder and can sometimes radiate further down toward the elbow. Causes of arm pain include overuse conditions, traumatic injuries, and other conditions that can lead to discomfort.

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  • 9 Exercises to Ease Shoulder Pain

    Source: US News

    Shoulder aches and weakness put a crimp in routine activities from playing sports and carrying toddlers to hauling groceries and swinging hammers. Below, experts in strength and body mechanics offer tips on shoulder exercises to help you live well, function better and ultimately become stronger and free of shoulder pain.

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  • Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

    Source: EurekAlert

    The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health even in the short term. Older people and people with chronic diseases tend to be most affected.

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  • The history of suture anchors in orthopaedic surgery

    Source: Clinical Biomechanics

    The suture anchor allows securefixation of soft tissue to bone and has become an invaluable tool for the or-thopaedic surgeon.

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