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Patient-specific predictive model offers more accurate preoperative templating in hip arthroplasty
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Healio

A prediction model presented better estimates of the actual size of implants used in total hip arthroplasty and, in the long term, may help reduce the cost of health care by minimizing implant inventory costs, according to study results.

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Greater strength, endurance found in quadriceps after PCL tear vs ACL tear
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Healio

Compared with ACL tears, the quadriceps muscle of the injured limb had greater strength and endurance after PCL tears, according to study results.

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Improved care and fewer deaths since introduction of NHS hip fracture initiative
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Medical News Today

Substantial improvements in the care and survival of older people with hip fracture in England have followed the introduction of a collaborative national initiative to tackle the issue, according to a new study published in the Medical Care journal.

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UNMC study: knee replacement viable option for rheumatoid arthritis
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Medical News Today

Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D., has for a long time listened to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) talking about improved quality of life after their total joint replacements. But until now, there's been little information that actually measures how the surgery impacts quality of life for RA patients.

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Treatment of shoulder instability helps return collegiate athletes to playing field
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Medical News Today

Athletes who suffer a shoulder instability injury may return to play more successfully after being treated arthroscopically compared to nonoperative treatment, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting.

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Open modified Broström ankle reconstruction with internal brace augmentation: A novel approach
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Healio

Chronic lateral ankle instability can cause debilitating ankle pain and dysfunction in athletes and active individuals. In the untreated patient, chronic lateral ankle instability can potentially lead to late sequelae, such as ankle arthritis and deformity.

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Swiss researchers evaluate fetal progenitor tenocytes for repairing tendon injuries
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Medical Xpress

Tendon injuries, especially those acquired while engaging in sports, are not easily healed due to the fibrous nature of tendon tissues which transmit forces from muscle to bone and protect surrounding tissues against tension and compression. Tendon injuries to wrists, knees, elbows and rotator cuffs, often from over use when playing golf or tennis, are increasingly common for both professional and amateur athletes ("weekend warriors") alike.

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Shoulder dominance has no effect on function, quality of life after proximal humerus fracture
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Healio

Recently published data indicated there was no significant difference with regard to shoulder dominance in the functional outcome and quality of life perception observed in proximal humeral fractures.

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