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2010-03-10 08:53:14

New studies focus on gymnastics, ACL injuries and year round sports; early treatment predicts most optimal outcomes At today's 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), two separate studies focus on the dramatic rise of pediatric sports injuries in recent years. However, despite this alarming trend, awareness, education, warning signs and early treatment can make a significant difference and help keep these athletes in the game, according to the study...

2010-03-03 12:12:00

New study finds early surgical treatment improves level of recovery in both function and strength ROSEMONT, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who suffer from injuries to the distal biceps tendon may benefit from earlier surgical intervention and new surgical techniques, according to a review article published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Located in the front of the elbow, the distal biceps tendon attaches to...

2010-03-01 17:40:00

Study Shows Majority of Injuries Occur During Sports and Recreational Activity ROSEMONT, Ill., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and consequently one of the most commonly dislocated joints. An article published in the March 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) reveals that the majority of all shoulder dislocations occur during sports activities and young males are at a higher risk. The study also shows a high...

2009-11-12 11:31:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Corey G. Solman specializes in cutting-edge shoulder procedures including everything from a 45-minute technique called shoulder resurfacing to a reversed shoulder replacement that relieves pain, restores shoulder function and improves range of motion. He is also adept at the practice of active listening and dedicated to building the doctor-patient relationship. "Taking the time to listen, to truly listen to each patient may seem...

2009-08-25 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery demonstrates that use of the preoperative skin preparation ChloraPrep((R) )from CareFusion is significantly more effective than both DuraPrep and povidone-iodine at eliminating overall bacteria from the shoulder region. After antisepsis with ChloraPrep (2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate and 70 percent isopropyl alcohol), only seven percent of skin cultures tested positive for bacteria...

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2009-08-02 23:29:05

Ace right-hander Brandon Webb has decided to undergo season-ending arthroscopic right shoulder surgery, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced. The team said on its Web site the procedure will be performed Monday in Arlington, Texas, by Keith Meister, the team physician for the Texas Rangers. He thinks my labrum is fine, Webb said in a text message to MLB.com. As of right now he is going in to do general cleanup. We support his decision to have surgery, General Manager Josh Byrnes said after...

2009-07-17 12:30:00

Orthopaedic surgeons available to comment on fall prevention, treatment of wrist fractures and how best to prepare for or recover from surgery ROSEMONT, Ill., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pope Benedict XVI's fractured wrist. Jill Biden's shoulder surgery. Various recent injuries sustained by the Boys of Summer. If you need an expert to discuss any of these timely topics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) can provide expert sources to comment on musculoskeletal...

2009-07-10 22:52:58

Even older patients are able to play sports six months after shoulder joint replacement, U.S. researchers say. Patients returned to previous sports activity levels and athletics often proved a great motivator for surgery -- and an even greater one for sticking to a rehabilitation schedule -- the researchers said. In our study, approximately 94 percent of the patients who have a total shoulder arthroplasty, or joint replacement, were able to return to sports, and 85 percent were able to return...

2009-07-09 23:00:00

KEYSTONE, Colo., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Replacing a joint in any part of the body often leads to a long recovery process and the possibility of not being able to return to a sport or activity. However, a new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, (July 9-12) presents findings that even an older individual who receives a total shoulder joint replacement can return to full participation within...

2009-05-20 07:35:00

System Can Also Be Used For Mini-Open And Open Surgeries ANDOVER, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division today announced the launch of the BICEPTOR Tenodesis (TEEN-oh-DEE-sis) System to treat injuries to the biceps tendon in the shoulder. Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's BICEPTOR Tenodesis System is the first that enables surgeons to re-attach the biceps tendon to the humerus, or upper arm bone, using an all-arthroscopic...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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