Arthrex receives FDA clearance for pediatric indication of ACL implant
Arthrex Inc. has announced FDA clearance of its TightRope implant for use in pediatric patients with ACL injuries, according to a company press release.
New mechanism uncovered behind osteoarthritis could inform new treatments
Researchers in the United States and Japan have discovered a new mechanism that links age-related cartilage tissue stiffening with the repression of a key protein associated with longevity. These findings enhance the understanding of mechanisms that lead to the deterioration of joints that causes osteoarthritis
How Often Should You Work Out?
Regular exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. But you might be wondering how much you should work out in a given week to get the most benefits.
Allograft prosthetic composite RSA surgery uses telescope and flange techniques
Given that the articular surface of the allograft will be removed when placing the RSA prosthesis, there is no need to obtain a cartilage-friendly fresh allograft.
Avoiding Hip Replacement: How Stem Cells Can Treat Avascular Necrosis
A Yale Medicine orthopaedic surgeon has developed an innovative procedure that uses a patient’s own stem cells to treat a condition that can cause painful hip fractures.
Clavicle Fracture Treatment: When Is Surgery Necessary?
Clavicle fractures, or broken collarbones, are typically treated without surgery. There is some evidence, though, to suggest that clavicle fractures may heal faster and more predictably when surgical repair is done.
How long does it take to recover from a torn ACL?
Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common yet severe knee injury. Most people who experience a torn ACL recover in 3–12 months, depending on injury severity and goals for rehabilitation.
McMurray test: What a positive result means
The McMurray test is a physical examination doctors use for knee injuries. A positive McMurray test means a person likely has a meniscal tear
Knee Pain: Nerve Block Injections May Help With Osteoarthritis
Researchers say people with knee osteoarthritis appear to get some short-term pain relief after receiving injections of genicular nerve blocks. They said people who received the injections reported significant pain relief eight weeks after the treatment. The relief appeared to wane after 12 weeks.
Side Stitch: What It Is and How To Get Rid of the Pain
You know that pain. You’re working out, playing a pick-up game of basketball or taking a quick run, when you feel a sharp pain near your ribcage. Sometimes, it can be so painful that it stops you in your tracks. Known as a side stitch, this type of pain is common but usually isn’t anything to be concerned about.