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  • Measuring severity of spinal cord injuries

    Injuries to the spinal cord partially or completely disrupt the neural pathways between the brain and the limbs. The consequences for the representation of the affected limbs in the brain can be drastic. Researchers have now measured how severely this representation is affected.

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  • Total knee arthroplasty: analysis shows EXPAREL reduces length of hospital stay and improves discharge status compared to standard analgesic modality

    The results of this analysis are encouraging because they suggest that the use of EXPAREL not only allows us to get our patients up and out of the hospital sooner, but also increases the likelihood we can send them directly home," said Michael Mont, M.D., director of the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement at Sinai Hospital and an author on the poster. "The ability to recover at home, rather than in a short-term nursing facility or rehabilitation center, not only lends itself to favorable hospital economics, but also – importantly – toward a more comfortable patient recovery experience.>

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  • Once A Knight ...

    Still a star, not on the field but in his own field

    April 22, 1995: Texas Rangers outfielder Juan Gonzalez, who will miss up to three weeks because of a herniated disc in his lower back, was re-examined by the team's spine consultant in Dallas. Dr. Drew Dossett reported that Gonzalez made improvement but still has soreness.

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  • Comparable results seen with high- vs low-intensity plyometric exercise after ACL reconstruction

    Results from this randomized controlled trial showed both low- and high-intensity plyometric exercise for rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction positively affected knee function, knee impairments and psychological status among patients after 8 weeks of intervention. Researchers randomly assigned 24 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction to 8 weeks of either low- or high-intensity plyometric exercise, and the […]

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  • Threaded pin likely offers reliable fixation for articular distal radius fractures

    Use of a threaded pin in the treatment of extra-articular and simple articular distal radius fractures offered reliable fracture fixation, according to study results. There is a middle ground between more invasive surgical techniques that would…set back the recovery by being so invasive and the ground between casting and nonoperative care, which often times fails […]

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