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Surgery Reliably Repairs Torn Rotator Cuffs

Surgery Reliably Repairs Torn Rotator Cuffs

People who received surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff experienced good shoulder function and relief from pain over the long term, even after the recurrence of a tear, a recent small study demonstrated. A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons that stabilize the shoulder. 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


Expert Commentary: Stephen A. Baker, M.D. - 7/27/2009

Expert Commentary: Stephen A. Baker, M.D. - 7/27/2009

This story underscores two important imperatives regarding rotator cuff tears and their surgical treatment. The first point is fairly obvious, the second is more subtle but perhaps even more critical for the eventual well-being of the patient. 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


One-Sixth of Knee Cartilage Treatments Need Redoing

One-Sixth of Knee Cartilage Treatments Need Redoing

More than one in six patients who receive an implant of their own tissue to repair knee cartilage damage must undergo repeat surgery, a recent study found. Doctors conduct the well-established surgical procedure, known as autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), by removing cartilage cells ... Read More


Alternative to Knee Replacement

Alternative to Knee Replacement

For 25 years Robert Reid kept active by practicing karate, playing football, softball, and basketball. But, his love for sports took a toll on his body. Robert developed arthritis in his knees and would need surgery. Read More


ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

If you're at all a sports fan, or an athlete yourself, you've probably heard of the anterior cruciate ligament. It's commonly injured. Now a new study shows what happens to NFL players who are sidelined by their acl's, and it's not good news for players or fans and the owners. Now, a ligament... Read More


Sports Injuries and Children

Sports Injuries and Children

Summer is now here, and itís an opportunity for kids who are involved in one, two, maybe three sports to get a bit of rest. But a lot of kids go year round in their athletics now; itís one reason for the rise in sports injuries in kids. More than three and a half million kids under the age of... Read More



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