Hip Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates
A broken bone may not sound serious, but if you are an older man or woman, a hip fracture can be the start of many severe health problems. How dangerous is a broken hip in an older person, and what is the mortality rate after a hip fracture?
Expert tips for reducing running injuries
Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months.
Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad
British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery.
Large variation found in 3-D UKA alignment analysis for femoral, tibial components
Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the importance of component positioning.
Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears
Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data.
Endovascular treatment of below-the-elbow arteries in critical hand ischemia
Although uncommon, critical hand ischemia (CHI) represents a cause of significant disability because of its effect on hand function.
Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use
Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve.
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.
Better fix for torn ACLs
A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.
Improvements seen after reverse PAO for patients with FAI secondary to acetabular retroversion
At mid- and long-term follow-up, clinical and radiographic results improved among young patients with either isolated retroversion or retroversion and hip dysplasia who underwent reverse periacetabular osteotomy for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement.