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  • Why strengthening your hip flexors is important, according to new research

    When it comes to strengthening your lower-body muscles that power your running, most runners focus on quads and hamstrings—but are you showing your hip flexors enough love? A recent study in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics suggests that ignoring them could lead to mobility issues as you age.

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  • Pop goes the shoulder– now what?

    If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

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  • Multimodal analgesia: The new `standard of care` for pain control after total joint replacement

    Until relatively recently, opioids were a mainstay of treatment for pain following total hip or knee replacement. Today, a growing body of evidence supports the use of multimodal analgesia—combinations of different techniques and medications to optimize pain management while reducing the use and risks of opioids, according to a paper in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • SURGICAL PEARLS: Stem Fixation in Revision TKA

    Whether to use cemented or cementless stem fixation in a revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains controversial, but it doesn’t have to be: If done well, in the appropriate circumstances, either fixation type will work

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  • Don’t let shoulder pain sideline your summer

    Shoulders are among the most frequently injured joints in the body, with the main culprit stemming from the rotator cuff, the part of the shoulder that allows you to lift and rotate your arms. Over 3 million Americans each year are affected by rotator cuff problems.

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  • Knee Pain and Function: Nonoperative Approaches to Managing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Physical rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulative techniques can treat different aspects of “runner’s knee,” to alleviate tight muscles and tender points within the joint or muscle and increase range of motion.

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  • Gap Balancing v. Measured Resection Knee Surgery. Who wins?

    In a square-off between gap balancing and measured resection techniques in cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA), which wins as far as implant migration and tibiofemoral contact kinematics? This is what a team of Canadian researchers set out to learn with their work

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  • Reverse Hemiarthroplasty for Staged Revision to Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

    A 65-year-old female patient presents with a painful and dysfunctional right shoulder 14 years after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty and subsequent glenoid component removal for aseptic loosening. What are the treatment options for revision shoulder arthroplasty in the setting of significant glenoid-sided bone deficiency?

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  • Total knee replacement may be more painful for vitamin-D deficient postmenopausal women

    Vitamin D is a critical part of a healthy diet. Among other benefits, it has been shown to protect against bone disease and maintain soft tissue health. A new study suggests that it may also play a role in the degree of postoperative pain postmenopausal women experience after undergoing total knee replacement.

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  • How to Ease Back into Exercise Safely After a Long Break

    The stress and uncertainty of the past year, along with the closure of many gyms and need for physical distancing, have thrown off many people’s workout routines..After taking a long break from physical activity, most people will not be able to perform at the same level they once did. It’s important to manage expectations and set realistic goals when easing back into exercise after a break.

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