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  • Implant survivorship 99 percent for young hip arthroplasty patients

    Patients younger than 65 years undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) have 99 percent implant survivorship at eight years and have low rates of revision and readmission, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.

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  • The clinical impact of re-tears after repair of posterosuperior rotator cuff tears: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    The aim of this review and meta-analysis is to assess recent clinical trials concerning the combination of operative treatment of rotator cuff tears and the administration of PRP and its effect on clinical scores and postoperative retear rates. The trials were used to compare the combination of PRP treatment and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair to arthroscopy alone.

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  • Elbow fractures: Surgery or not?

    A new study, indeed, a critical analysis review, looked at a particular type of elbow fracture, the olecranon fractures, which typically are complicated by the fact they may involve multiple fragments and create ulnohumeral instability, and asked the question, should these patients be treated surgically or not?

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  • What Causes Plantar Fasciitis to Flare Up?

    Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed. Certain factors can cause plantar fasciitis to flare up, including lots of physical activity, wearing shoes without proper support, or rapid weight gain.

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  • Isometric Shoulder Exercises

    Isometric exercise is a type of exercise in which you contract certain muscles without any other movement. A physical therapist may prescribe isometric shoulder exercises if you have pain or need to regain normal shoulder range of motion, strength, and/or mobility.

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