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Obesity and total joint arthroplasty: Time to examine needs in a different light

Source: Healio

The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040.

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Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Source: Science Daily

Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, during adolescence and young adulthood, had greater hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density than those who did not.

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Hip dysplasia: When is surgery required?

Source: Medical Xpress

What causes hip dysplasia in adults, and can it be treated without a total hip replacement?.

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ORIF, new casting method showed similar results for unstable ankle fractures

Source: Healio

Treatment of overtly unstable malleolar fractures with close contact casting showed outcomes equivalent to those of open reduction and internal fixation among elderly patients and were associated with a cost reduction in results of a multicenter study presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, here.

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Use of off-label devices increased costs and length of stay in TJA

Source: Healio

Greater length of stay, admission costs, long-term complications risks and inpatient facility discharge likelihood was found among patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty with an off-label prosthesis, according to results.

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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

Source: Healio

Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser-guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach.

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Imaging Identifies Cartilage Regeneration in Long-Distance Runners

Source: RSNA News

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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