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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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  • Patients showed improved pain, functional outcome after total ankle replacement

    Since its launch in 2014, a low-profile fixed-bearing prosthesis that is implanted under fluoroscopic guidance has produced positive outcome data. According to results of a recent clinical study of the implant led by Ian Sharpe, FRCS (Tr&Orth), in Exeter, United Kingdom, patients who underwent the procedure have required no revision procedures to date. Furthermore, none […]

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  • Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

    Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results. Researchers retrospectively compared data for 60 patients with a history of preoperative opioid use for shoulder pain who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) […]

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