Two new studies on pain relief suggest there is a safer alternative to addictive opioid painkillers after knee and shoulder surgery.
Results showed use of blood flow restriction therapy in the early postoperative period after ACL reconstruction may improve short-term pain scores and quadriceps strength within the first 3 months after surgery.
Regardless of patellar height and trochlear dysplasia, isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded “excellent” midterm outcomes with low redislocation rates in skeletally immature patients, according to published results.
All athletes know the pain of the different injuries they acquire while participating in their sport. Swimmers can go down a long list of different injuries they have acquired during competitions and practice. Here are a few of the typical injuries that are experienced by swimmers.
Compared with repair or no treatment, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded the best outcomes in adolescent patients with an acute first-time patellar dislocation and an associated intra-articular loose body.
The use of the palmar hamate grip may increase the risk of hook of the hamate fracture in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I baseball players, according to new research.
Tens of thousands of athletes visit the emergency room each year because of gymnastics injuries. Sports medicine specialist Marie Schaefer, MD, explains how gymnasts can make the most of their recovery and get back on the mat sooner.
Every athlete wants an answer to the million-dollar question: “How can I avoid tearing my ACL?” “Proper form can help athletes avoid this serious injury,” says orthopaedic surgeon.
A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”
Most youth baseball organizations today limit pitch counts or require days of rest after a young pitcher’s stint on the mound — or both. And that’s a good thing. Medical research has shown that these rules are a safe way to protect the arms of these young players.