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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.

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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.

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What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?

Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the connective tissues that help the shoulder to move. The condition is also called an impinged shoulder or impingement syndrome.

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Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Knee Injections vs. Knee Replacement: What are My Options?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million Americans have arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease. Though it can occur in younger people, it often affects people 50 years of age and older.

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Tranexamic acid use in TSA linked with reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization

Patients who received tranexamic acid prior to total shoulder arthroplasty had a statistically significant reduction in blood loss and had shorter recovery room and hospital stays than controls, according to results.

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Anatomic reinsertion seen as preferred surgical method of distal biceps tears

In the surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon tears, investigators of this study found surgeons preferred anatomic reinsertion to the radial tuberosity.

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Meeting Patient Needs with Tailored ACL Preservation Surgery

People bring clothing to the tailor to avoid the “one size fits all” experience. They are looking to receive a custom fit – some of the tailor’s best work – of a suit or dress so that it fits his or her body perfectly.

The standard approach to ACL injury across the world is to perform a reconstruction of the ligament using a variety of techniques and grafts. This procedure removes all of the remnants of the torn ligament, and replaces them with a graft, that is supposed to act as scaffolding for the body to create a new ligament out of scar tissue. I consider this technique to be the “one size fits all” approach.

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