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Minimally Invasive Cubital Tunnel Release

Ulnar nerve compression can cause numbness and tingling in the small and ring fingers. An in situ release is a reliable and effective way to relieve the compression while providing the patient a fast recovery. Please enjoy watching and subscribe to my channel! Mark Elzik, MD South Orange County Orthopaedics

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Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement

While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The findings contradict the theory that […]

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A hip and trunk training program for athletes reduces ACL injuries

With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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An Injury Curveball for Young Pitchers

The love of America’s pastime might lead many young players to play as often and as hard as they can, sometimes for multiple teams. However, that might increase these players’ risk of getting hurt. Source: DailyRx Read More

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External frame fixation aided stable reduction of pilon fractures

Fragments of pilon fractures could be adequately reduced without exposing the soft tissues of the ankle to additional trauma when investigators at Ashford and St. Peters NHS Foundation Trust used Ilizarov external frames for indirect reduction, fixation and stabilization of fractures, according to a presentation given here. Source: Healio Read More

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Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds. Source: Medical News Today Read More

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Elbow muscle strength plays key role in injury risk, prevention

The elbow muscle strength of baseball pitchers could play a bigger role in injury risk and prevention than previously thought, according to biomedical researchers at Northwestern University. Source: Healio Read More

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One ACL Injury Might Mean More Down the Road

Injuries are a potential risk athletic kids face. Concussions may be getting a lot of press lately, but injuries to the knee may be just as important. A new study found that young athletes who needed ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery were likely to re-injure their knees over a 15-year period. Source: DailyRx Read More

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Arthroscopy added to ORIF for unstable ankle fractures did not affect function, pain at intermediate follow-up

Arthroscopic evaluation of acute unstable ankle fractures performed in conjunction with open reduction and internal fixation did not appear to have an effect on the patient-reported function at mid-term follow-up, but investigators used arthroscopy to perform intra-articular treatments that would have been impossible to carry out otherwise, according to an investigator from Chicago. Source: Healio […]

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Tennis Elbow Debridement Procedure

This is a video detailing a tennis elbow debridement procedure (first described by Dr. Nirschl). I have had very good success with this procedure in curing the symptoms of tennis elbow. The patient shown in the video did extraordinarily well after his rehabilitation was complete. If you have tennis elbow pain or are interested in […]

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Study: Fewer men receive osteoporosis evaluation after distal radial fracture

Following a distal radial fracture, significantly fewer men received evaluation for osteoporosis compared with women, and evaluation rates were significantly below those established in published guidelines, according to study results. Researchers retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 95 men and 344 women older than 50 who were treated for a distal radial fracture during a […]

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Better bone strength offered by new dietary supplement

A new study by a Florida State University researcher reveals that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health. Over 12 months, Bahram H. Arjmandi, Margaret A. Sitton Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and Director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition […]

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Ankle Replacements of the Future

It’s a surgery that is becoming increasingly more common. Ankle replacements usually are needed because of a bad accident or arthritis. But artificial ankles have come a long way and not all of them are the same. David Sander believes he is a walking medical marvel and told Ivanhoe, “It’s really a miracle.” The miracle is that […]

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Shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of infected shoulder had low risk of reinfection

Shoulder arthroplasty can be performed for the treatment of the sequelae of an infected shoulder with low risk of reinfection, according to study results. Twenty-four shoulders underwent shoulder arthroplasty for postinfectious glenohumeral arthritis between 1977 and 2009. Researchers monitored 23 shoulders for a minimum of 2 years  or until reoperation and documented complications and clinical […]

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Intraoperative gentamicin may reduce infection after shoulder arthroplasty

Intraoperative injection of gentamicin may be a cost-effective way to reduce deep infection stemming from shoulder arthroplasty, according to recently published data. Researchers retrospectively evaluated 507 shoulder arthroplasties performed by a single surgeon between 2005 and 2011. Although all patients received systemic prophylactic antibiotics, those who underwent surgery after June 2007 also received 160 mg […]

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