Panel discusses epidemic of youth sports injuries, role of prevention programs
At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, we convened a special Banyan Tree session to talk about injuries in youth athletes. This is a real problem that all orthopedic surgeons see on a regular basis — one that, I think, is still under-recognized. In this Orthopedics Today Round Table, we highlight the discussion, particularly as it relates to overhead sports, as well as how orthopedic surgeons can play a role in stemming the tide of injuries
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear
Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had with the procedure as the rate of complications decreased, thanks to the significant knowledge we have gained over the course of the past 10 years of using the reverse prosthesis.
Routine gait analysis may be a helpful guide for post-TKA rehabilitation
Many patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty did not experience improvement in their gait relative to preoperative patients by 12 months postoperatively; however, use of routine gait analysis was helpful for guiding patients’ postoperative rehabilitation and may be useful for developing strategies for mobility improvement, according to researchers’ findings.
MRI showed imaging abnormalities but good clinical results with ACI
MRI appearance of autologous chondrocyte implantation showed imaging abnormalities at 65.8-month follow-up; however, autologous chondrocyte implantation was still found to produce good clinical results, according to data presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting, here.
Osteochondral autograft transplantation may offer higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics
Among patients who underwent cartilage repair of the knee, osteochondral autograft transplantation enabled a much higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics, according to results presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting.
Total Femoral Arthroplasty for the Salvaged Femur
Complicated revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), septic prosthetic failure, and periprosthetic femoral fractures seem to be increasing.
A Hip and Trunk Training Program for Athletes Reduces ACL Injuries
With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport.
Women Fare Better than Men Following Total Knee, Hip Replacement
While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Staying at Home for Knee Rehab
After a knee replacement, there’s no place like home for your physical therapy – or at least home may be just as good a place as a clinic to do…
Link possible between oral contraceptive use, ACL injury in females
Researchers from Denmark have uncovered a potential link between oral contraceptive use and instances of ACL injuries that required surgical intervention in women. The researchers evaluated 4,497 women who were…