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  • Hip Labrum Surgery: Is It the Right Treatment?

    A number of recent studies have reported good short-term results following arthroscopic hip surgery. Most of these studies find that people who undergo hip arthroscopy have good pain relief in the months and years to follow surgical treatment.

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  • High rate of return to dance seen in dancers who underwent hip arthroscopy for FAI

    According to recently published results, 97% of dancers were able to return to dance at an average of 6.9 months after hip arthroscopy. Compared with their preoperative status, most dancers danced at a higher level following surgery.

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  • Surgery better than observation for older patients with meniscal root tear, study suggests

    Patients over age 50 who underwent an all inside arthroscopic repair technique had lower rates of subsequent total knee surgery than a similar group that was only observed, according to research presented at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting today.

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  • Athletes at a higher risk for ACL injury after return to sport

    Young athletes who do not achieve a 90 percent score on a battery of tests that measure fitness to return to athletic competition, including quadricep strength, are at increased risk for a second knee injury, according to new research.

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  • Study dispels myth of exercise damage in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee

    A study by scientists has discovered that therapeutic exercise does not harm articular cartilage of the knee in people with osteoarthritis, a leading cause of disability worldwide associated with pain, impaired mobility and quality of life. It may, in fact, benefit articular cartilage.

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  • 12 Common Hip Pain and Injuries in Athletes

    In the past, just about any hip pain symptom was attributed to a "muscle strain" type of injury. While this is a common cause of hip pain in athletes, we are learning more and more about other causes of hip pain that can sideline a player from the action.

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  • Osteoporosis undertreated in joint replacement patients

    Osteoporosis is common in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA), yet the condition is often undertreated, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty.

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  • CPM Machine After Knee Replacement

    CPM also called continuous passive motion, is a device that is used to gently flex and extend the knee joint. The CPM machine can be used after surgery to allow the knee joint to slowly bend. The initial thought was that CPM would improve motion following knee replacement surgery, as well as other knee procedures, and eliminate the problem of stiffness.

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  • Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement

    Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.

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  • How Long Hip Replacements Last

    Hip replacement surgery is a treatment for severe hip arthritis. Most patients understand that hip replacements can wear out over time, but exactly how long is a hip replacement supposed to last?

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