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Treatment of shoulder instability helps return collegiate athletes to playing field

Athletes who suffer a shoulder instability injury may return to play more successfully after being treated arthroscopically compared to nonoperative treatment, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. “Our research highlights that collegiate collision athletes with in-season shoulder instability injuries are more likely to return to […]

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UNMC study: knee replacement viable option for rheumatoid arthritis

Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D., has for a long time listened to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) talking about improved quality of life after their total joint replacements. But until now, there’s been little information that actually measures how the surgery impacts quality of life for RA patients. Much more information is known about the outcomes in […]

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Dr. Ozumba will be discussing treatment options at Baylor Medical Center Mckinney on September 25, 2014

Dr. Ozumba will be discussing treatment options for hip pain, knee pain, arthritis, and other joint injuries at Baylor Medical Center Mckinney on September 25, 2014. He will discuss non-surgical options as well as various surgical options including hip replacement, knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, partial knee replacement and robotic surgery options. Dr. Ozumba is […]

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Elbow surgery risk may be increased by early entry to Major League Baseball

The common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Tommy John, definitely does its job to return pitchers to the mound, but risks for having the surgery may be able to be recognized earlier in a player’s career, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) […]

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In ‘tennis elbow’ tendon stimulation is the key to repair

New data presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) show that ultrasound-guided injections of growth factors-containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are no more effective in treating recently developed epicondylitis than injections of saline.1 Lead researcher, Patrick Le Goux of the Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Ile-de-France Ouest, France, commented, “while PRP injections were shown […]

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