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  • MPFL reconstruction yields ‘excellent midterm results’ in skeletally immature patients

    Regardless of patellar height and trochlear dysplasia, isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded “excellent” midterm outcomes with low redislocation rates in skeletally immature patients, according to published results.

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  • Early blood flow restriction therapy may improve pain, strength after ACL reconstruction

    Results showed use of blood flow restriction therapy in the early postoperative period after ACL reconstruction may improve short-term pain scores and quadriceps strength within the first 3 months after surgery.

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  • In terms of glenoid defects, does size matter?

    Apparently so. A new study looking at the postoperative recurrence rate after arthroscopic bony Bankart repair found that it was lower in male competitive rugby and American football players with a large glenoid defect, in fact 3x lower, than in those with a small glenoid defect.

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  • What is water on the knee?

    Knee effusion, sometimes called water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. Common causes include arthritis and injury to the ligaments or meniscus, which is cartilage in the knee.

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  • Dead arm syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

    Dead arm syndrome is a condition that affects the shoulder. It’s caused by repeated movements, which place stress on the joint.

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  • What is frozen shoulder?

    Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon.

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  • Jumper's knee: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

    If you're an athlete who does an activity with a lot of jumping involved, or if you have a child or teen who plays such a sport, you may one day find yourself with jumper's knee. In the medical world, it's known as patellar tendonitis or patellar tendinopathy.

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  • Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint

    A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, "Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear."

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  • Pop goes the shoulder- now what?

    If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

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  • Tips for Recovering From Gymnastics Injuries

    Tens of thousands of athletes visit the emergency room each year because of gymnastics injuries. Sports medicine specialist Marie Schaefer, MD, explains how gymnasts can make the most of their recovery and get back on the mat sooner.

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