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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...

2009-09-17 13:26:20

Patients with chronic shoulder pain treated with exercises returned to work sooner than those treated with shockwaves, researchers in Norway said. The study involved 104 men and women ages 18-70 attending the outpatient clinic at Ullevaal University Hospital in Oslo with shoulder pain lasting at least three months. The single-blind randomized study, published in the British Medical Journal, found 64 percent of patients in the exercise group achieved a reduction in shoulder pain and...

2009-09-16 07:26:24

Research: Radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment compared with supervised exercises in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: Single blind randomized study Supervised exercises are more effective than shockwave treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain, finds a study published on bmj.com yesterday. Shoulder pain is the fourth most common type of musculoskeletal pain reported to general practitioners and physiotherapists. Treatments often include physiotherapy, non-steroidal...

2009-07-28 20:28:04

San Francisco starting pitcher Randy Johnson, who has been on the disabled list since July 6, learned Tuesday he may be out until September. Johnson has a tear in his rotator cuff and the updated injury status was revealed after an MRI exam performed on Monday. The left-hander was placed on the DL with what was believed at the time to be a left shoulder strain. Giants Manager Bruce Bochy announced prior to Tuesday's game against the Pirates that the rotator tear will most likely keep...

2009-07-15 19:44:51

U.S. orthopedic surgeons say divers need to ensure the depth of a body of water is double the distance of the height from which they are diving. For example, to dive from a cliff or high point 8 feet above the water, it is necessary to make sure the bottom of the body of water -- including any rocks, boulders or other impediments -- is at least 16 feet under water, members of the American Association of Orthopaedic surgeons say. The surgeons also advise only one person at a time stand on a...

2009-07-07 08:07:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LifeNet Health, a leading allograft bio-implant company, in conjunction with Arthrex, Inc., has released the KinetiGraft Tendon, the Triple Bundle Tendon and Rotator Cuff bio-implant, all offering new options for ligament and tendon reconstruction. LifeNet Health's new biomedical implants offer sports medicine physicians another alternative in repairing patient injuries. KinetiGraft Tendon and Triple Bundle Tendon are...

2009-07-01 07:20:58

A minimally invasive procedure to treat shoulder pain caused by tendonitis in the rotator cuff provides immediate and lasting relief, according to a new study. Calcific tendonitis, a condition that causes the formation of small calcium deposits within the tendons of the rotator cuff in the shoulder, is most common in adults in their 40s.In minor cases, physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications may be sufficient to address the problem. In severe cases, however, patients may require...

2009-06-30 21:06:45

A 20-minute ultrasound-guided therapy may help relieve rotator cuff tendonitis, Italian researchers said. The study, published in the journal Radiology, found the 20-minute procedure not only significantly reduced pain from calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff -- the formation of small calcium deposits within the tendons -- but also helped restore mobility. In this treatment, a saline solution is injected into the anesthetized shoulder using ultrasound guidance to wash the area and break...


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