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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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  • 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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  • 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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