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  • New research sheds light on symptoms of understudied spine disease

    Prior studies suggest DISH affects up to a third of men over the age of 50. This non-inflammatory type of arthritis is characterized by the progressive calcification of spinal tissues that eventually leads to the fusion of the vertebrae within the spine. However, whether this calcification causes pain, especially in the early stages of the disease, isn't well understood or well documented.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Test: Diagnosis and Treatment

    The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. If the Achilles tendon ruptures, a specific test can be done — the Achilles tendon rupture test, also called the Thompson test or calf squeeze test. Since the Achilles tendon is essential for walking and running, a tear necessitates starting treatment as soon as possible.

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  • How Depression Affects Hand And Arm Symptoms

    Studies have shown that 1 in 8 patients who see a hand surgeon have symptoms of depression. This means that many patients can have hand issues and depression at the same time.

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  • Baseball season is here: Watch out for UCL tears

    Spring brings with it the joy of baseball, but too much of a good thing can lead to elbow injuries in young pitchers.

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  • Implant survivorship 99 percent for young hip arthroplasty patients

    Patients younger than 65 years undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) have 99 percent implant survivorship at eight years and have low rates of revision and readmission, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.

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  • 5 Reasons Your Knee Still Hurts After Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopic knee surgery is used to treat knee conditions, including cartilage injuries, meniscus tears, and ligament problems. Because it uses several small incisions rather than a large one, people tend to return to their activities more quickly and with less pain. But that's not true for everyone.

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  • After shoulder arthroplasty, patients can expect to return to racket sports

    A study that specifically looked at return to racket sports, not sports in general, in patients who underwent anatomic total shoulder or reverse shoulder arthroplasty showed a 79% return to racket sports by 12-month follow-up.

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  • Why sitting with crossed legs could be bad for you

    Sitting with the legs crossed for a long time increases the likelihood of scoliosis (abnormal alignment of the spine) and other deformities. It can also cause greater trochanteric pain syndrome, a common and painful condition that affects the outer side of the hip and thigh.

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  • Tips To Avoid Swollen Feet And Ankles During Travel

    Swollen feet and ankles can cause discomfort during long travel or long-haul flights. A static sitting position decreases your muscle activity and restricts blood flow.

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  • Baseball season is here: Watch out for UCL tears

    Spring brings with it the joy of baseball, but too much of a good thing can lead to elbow injuries in young pitchers.

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