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Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries May Be Linked to Statin Use

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries May Be Linked to Statin Use

Using statin drugs to treat high cholesterol may also lead to musculoskeletal problems, joint diseases, and injuries. This is according to scientists from VA North Texas Health Care System and reported JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More


Long, Skinny Muscle Found Crucial to Healthy Spine

Long, Skinny Muscle Found Crucial to Healthy Spine

A pencil-thin, roughly 2-foot-long muscle running from the base to the top of the spine is composed of a novel "scaffolding" of fibers that strengthen and support the back, a recent research study has shown. "The multifidus muscle was formerly thought to be relatively unimportant based on it... Read More


Expert Commentary: Gregory Portland, M.D. 11/23/2009

Expert Commentary: Gregory Portland, M.D. 11/23/2009

Torn rotator cuff tendons are among the most common conditions shoulder specialists face. Decisions to fix a torn tendon are predicated on a patient's age, occupation, activity level, weakness, and pain. Pain, in my experience, is the number one motivator to proceed with surgery. Read More


Expert Commentary: Peter Snitovsky, M.D. - 11/09/2009

Expert Commentary: Peter Snitovsky, M.D. - 11/09/2009

The story about warming-up before exercising is important because it shows how we can injure ourselves during everyday activities. Another, even more common place we may injure ourselves is right in front of our computer screens. In the world we live in today, we tend to work on our computers ... Read More


Plaster Casts Speed Sprain Recovery

Plaster Casts Speed Sprain Recovery

    Contradicting long-standing traditional notions that sprained ankles can best be healed through tubular bandages and “walking it off,” a recent study showed that full-immobilization plaster casts work far better in recovery from sprains.     &nbs... Read More


The Shoulder and Its Many Sources of Pain

The Shoulder and Its Many Sources of Pain

With all the extraordinary array of muscles, bones, ligaments and nerves that cluster in the shoulder, it's sometimes called the "spaghetti junction" of our bodies. And with this dizzying array of layered elements, it's not surprising that the shoulder is prone to many pains that may have ... Read More


Cartilage Transplants Help Repair Shoulder Joints

Cartilage Transplants Help Repair Shoulder Joints

Doctors are finally beginning to use cartilage transplants to fix damaged shoulder joints instead of relying on arthroscopic surgery or impermanent implants to do the job. But only a few hospitals nationwide have taken up the practice. "For a long time, surgeons have been looking for an al... Read More



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