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  • Innovative tissue engineering strategies to repair spinal disc herniation

    Source: Medical xpress

    New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Though these emerging biological repair methods still face challenges as they advance to and through clinical testing in patients, they may be able to offer significant pain reduction and restore flexibility and motion of the spine, according to a Review article published in BioResearch Open Access.

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  • Revision Rate and Risk Factors After Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetic or Dysvascular Patients

    Source: PubMed

    This article reports the revision rate and possible risk factors for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Data were collected from 421 patients with diabetes mellitus or PAD who underwent amputations of the lower extremity at the authors’ institution from 2002 to 2012. There was a 25.2% overall revision rate. Mean time from amputation to revision was 244 days (range, 2-2590 days).

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  • Getting back in shape in 2018? Great, but do it safely

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year’s resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow.

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  • Why do my muscles feel sore after exercise?

    Source: Medical News Today

    Whether you are cramming in some last-minute exercise before the holidays or trying a new workout, beware of aching muscles. But why does your body feel so sore, and what can you do to speed up recovery?

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  • Athletes with limited range of hip motion had increased progressive degenerative changes

    Source: Healio

    Results published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine showed increased progressive degenerative changes on MRI and radiographs at 5 years among young athletes with limited range of motion of the hip.

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  • Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

    Source: Science Daily

    Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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  • Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain?
    The University of Queensland School of Psychology’s Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.
    “Chronic pain is implicated in an estimated 20 per cent of suicides in Australia, and is experienced by millions nation-wide,” Dr Day said.

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  • Better fix for torn ACLs

    Source: Science Daily

    A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

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  • Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

    Source: Physician’s Weekly

    Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve.

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  • Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult

    Source: Science Daily

    Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine.

    “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.

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