Revision ACLR can pose a variety of surgical challenges. Evaluation of patient risk factors, prior surgical technique, prior tunnel placement, tunnel osteolysis, prior grafts utilized and implanted hardware must be considered prior to performing a revision ACLR case.
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From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of
Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury.
Technique pearls for revision shoulder arthroplasty aid in preventing fracture, preserving bone stock
We present simple techniques for revision shoulder arthroplasty using a telescoping osteotome technique for glenoid removal, an open-book (vertical) osteotomy technique for extraction of the humeral stem and the use of an ultrasonic device and carbide burr for clearing bone and cement mantles.
Patients who underwent primary hip arthroscopy experienced greater improvement in patient-reported outcome scores at 2-year follow-up compared with patients who
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A clinical trial testing the effect of a stem cell therapy on patients with complete cervical cord injury is showing encouraging results, according to the company producing the new treatment.
Stem cell therapy also known as regenerative medicine is the use of stem cell to restore injured, degenerated or diseased body tissues. The cells are manipulated into a specific type of cells and are transplanted into affected organs to replace the damaged cells and contribute in repairing the defective tissue.
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Researchers have restored arm and hand function to a paralyzed man with injections of an agent called AST-OPC1.
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A new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment.
The biggest advantage of stem cell therapy is that unlike with surgery; this procedure can be conducted within a day and there is minimal downtime. Patients can return to work within just a day or two and they are saved from taking time from work. Surgery comes with an increased risk of infection, but in case of stem cells, patients don’t have to worry about infection. Earlier one could get stem cells only from human umbilical cord, but now stem cells can also be obtained from the bone marrow of a healthy person and used to treat arthritis.