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ACL, Acl Reconstruction, ACL repair, Acl Injury, Orthopaedic Research, Injury Prevention

AAOS 2017: Why Some ACL Surgeries Fail

Typically, orthopaedic surgeons can get athletes back to their sport with ACL reconstruction surgery. But what happens when the reconstruction surgery isn’t successful?

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Transplanation, JCI

Penn Researchers Discover Test for Earlier Detection of Transplant Rejection

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a method that appears to provide earlier warning of organ transplant rejection compared to standard methods, and requires only a blood test rather than a more invasive and painful needle biopsy.

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Angioplasty, coronary spasm, Coronary Artery Disease, Stent, Catheterization, Cardiovascular

A Simple Fix to Avoid Unnecessary Coronary Stents Is Overlooked by Cardiologists and Current Cardiovascular Guidelines

Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news – there could be a simple fix to eliminate these unnecessary stenting procedures. The team published a case series in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.

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Cholesterol, Artery Disease, accessible pool of cholesterol, accessible cholesterol, NanoSIMS

Researchers Explore a New Method to Study Cholesterol Distribution on Cells

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Researchers have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their research provides insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells and could eventually identify mechanisms linking cholesterol to coronary artery disease.

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Rotator Cuff Tears, Pseudoparalysis

Study Shows Surgery Reverses Pseudoparalysis in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tears

Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego shows arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR), a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function.

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Tennis Elbow

Surgery May Not Offer Additional Benefit to Patients with Tennis Elbow, Study Shows

Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, as discussed in research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a placebo procedure.

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Baseball Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries in Professional Baseball Players: A Continuing Puzzle

Professional baseball players struggle to return to a high level of play after biceps tenodesis (BP) surgery, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study examined how players with SLAP tears responded to biceps tenodesis.

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Biomarkers & Prevention, ACL reconstruction , osteoarthitis

Levels of Biomarkers After ACL Surgery May Signal Severity of Osteoarthritis Later in Life

A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego are highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.

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Appendectomy, Appendicitis, surgery alternative

Can Appendicitis Be Treated Solely with Medication?

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For 130 years, surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis — inflammation of the appendix, a short tube extending from the colon. After all, it’s best to remove an infected body part that is not essential to survival rather than risk a rupture that spews bacteria into the abdomen. Right? Maybe not. UCLA Dr.







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