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  • Running with prosthetic lower-limbs: an advantage or disadvantage?

    Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair advantage when running against athletes without prosthetics. The last two Olympic Games in both Beijing and London have had some controversy attached to them regarding the role of […]

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  • Girls suffer more overuse injuries in teen sports

    A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion […]

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  • How does aging affect athletic performance?

    I remember the moment a few years ago while watching TV when I realized that if I were riding in the Tour de France, at age 42 I’d be the oldest person in the race. It hit me that my dream of racing in cycling’s biggest event was over…it was not going to happen. Not […]

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  • Technology offers hope of better bionic legs

    Scientists say they’re making progress toward developing a motorized artificial lower leg that automatically adjusts to changes in movement, such as from walking to using stairs. Currently, powered prosthetics are available for the arm, knee, ankle and foot, but not for the length of leg from knee to foot. The technology described in a new […]

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  • Make no bones about it: The female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health

    Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad” […]

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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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