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  • MGH is Number 1 on 2015-16 US News Honor Roll

    “Massachusetts General Hospital is ranked #1 hospital in the United States for 2015-2016.”

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  • The Anti-Aging Movement Continues Its Rise

    During an Annual Meeting symposium on considerations in treating the aging athletic patient, a panel of surgeons covered both injuries and treatment for “weekend warriors” and the science of aging. They agreed that orthopaedists have a role both in injury repair and in counseling patients about exercise and good health habits. Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, […]

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  • Bilateral Distal Tibial Transitional Ankle Fractures

    A 13-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with bilateral ankle pain and swelling following a 5-foot fall from a swing set. The authors are from the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York. The authors have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Correspondence should be addressed to: Andrew J. Rosenbaum, MD, […]

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  • Dealing with cold weather injuries

    (HealthDay) – If exercising outdoors is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, don’t let the cold weather stop you, suggests the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). But the group cautions that it’s essential to be aware of possible injuries associated with low temperatures, and to take certain safety precautions when heading outdoors in the […]

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  • Study: Angular stable locking system offers little benefit for treating distal tibial fractures

    Recently published data showed treating distal tibial fractures using an angular stable locking treating with intramedullary nailing offered no benefit in terms of patient outcomes compared with traditional locking screws. During a prospective, multicenter, randomized, patient-blinded trial, researchers randomly assigned 142 patients with distal tibial fracture to treatment using an angular stable locking system with […]

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  • Arthrodesis of ankle, hindfoot increased ambulatory function

    Patients with severe ankle and hindfoot arthritis who underwent arthrodesis experienced increases in gait velocity, ankle moment and hip motion and power, according to study results. Researchers prospectively studied 21 patients with severe ankle and hindfoot arthritis who underwent unilateral tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with an intramedullary nail with 3-D gait analysis at a minimum of 1 […]

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  • Practice really does make perfect

    Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth have shown that follow-through – such as when swinging a golf club or tennis racket – can help us to learn two different skills at once, or to learn a single skill faster. The research provides new insight into the way tasks are learned, […]

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  • Intravenous vs. oral antibiotics for serious bone infections in children

    Children with osteomyelitis (a serious bacterial bone infection) who were discharged from the hospital to complete several weeks of outpatient antibiotic therapy with an oral medication did not have a higher rate of treatment failure than children who received their antibiotic therapy intravenously, according to a study published online by JAMA Pediatrics. How children receive […]

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  • Prosthetic, orthotic service in developing countries examined

    Prosthetic, orthotic service in developing countries examined | Chris DiGiovanni MD

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  • Vibratory stimulation applied to the sole of the foot using novel piezoelectric technology shows promise for fall prevention

    Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study participants. The vibratory stimulation is delivered by a urethane foam insole with embedded piezoelectric actuators, which generates the mechanical stimulation. The […]

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