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August 2, 2015

Efficacy of Topical Benzoyl Peroxide on the Reduction of Propionibacterium Acnes During Shoulder Surgery

June 30, 2015 — The effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with chlorhexidine skin preparation, has on the presence of Propionibacterium acnes cultured at the time of shoulder surgery has been the focus of ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

Talking Therapy Shows Promise for People With Chronic Low Back Pain

June 16, 2015 — A new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also suffering from related psychological stress, a new study ... read more

As Death Rates Drop, Nonfatal Diseases and Injuries Take a Bigger Toll on Health Globally

June 8, 2015 — People across the world are living longer but spending more time in ill health as rates of nonfatal diseases and injuries -- including diabetes and hearing loss -- decline more slowly than death ... read more

May 21, 2015 — New research shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of those injuries were sufficient to make the investigators suggest that wearing ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Unstable shoes – compared to normal shoes – improve trunk muscle activity in order to maintain balance, which in turn favors spine stability and can help reduce low back pain, new research ... read more

Study Examines Treatment Factors Associated With Oral Cavity Cancer Survival

May 14, 2015 — The surgical procedure known as neck dissection to remove lymph nodes and receiving treatment at academic or research institutions was associated with improved survival in patients with stages I and ... read more

The Opioid Epidemic and Its Impact on Orthopaedic Care

May 7, 2015 — The United States makes up less than five percent of the world's population but consumes 80 percent of the global opioid supply and approximately 99 percent of all hydrocodone -- the most ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — In certain types of cancer, nerves and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate waltz where cancer cells and nerves move toward one another and eventually engage in such a way that the cancer ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new study has identified the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain. The study points to TMPRSS2 as the culprit: a gene that is also responsible for some of the most aggressive forms ... read more

Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Reduces Costs, Resources

Apr. 9, 2015 — Early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of health care resources over a ... read more

Adult Sinusitis: Updated Clinical Practice Guideline

Apr. 1, 2015 — Sinusitis affects about one in eight adults in the United States, resulting in over 30 million annual diagnoses. The direct cost of managing acute and chronic sinusitis exceeds $11 billion per year. ... read more

Predicting Chronic Pain in Whiplash Injuries

Apr. 1, 2015 — While most people recover from whiplash injuries within a few months, about 25 percent have long-term pain and disability for many months or years. Using special MRI imaging, scientists identified, ... read more

Researchers Question Use of Paracetamol for Lower Back Pain and Osteoarthritis

Mar. 31, 2015 — New research shows that paracetamol is ineffective in reducing pain, disability or improving quality of life for patients who suffer from low back pain or osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, and its ... read more

'Gold Standard' for Pain Relief After Shoulder Surgery May Not Be 24 Karat

Mar. 31, 2015 — Around 10,000 patients undergo shoulder surgery in Ontario every year and most go home the same day. Since it's quite a painful procedure, a lot of effort goes into making sure patients can ... read more

Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players

Mar. 28, 2015 — Pitching speed, player's height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new ... read more

New Way to Evaluate Meniscus Tear Outcomes

Mar. 28, 2015 — An individual’s meniscus (cushion in the knee) is one of the most important ligaments in the leg providing stability, load bearing and preservation of the knee joint. It is also one of the most ... read more

No Need to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery, Study Shows

Mar. 28, 2015 — Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to new ... read more

For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach

Mar. 28, 2015 — Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research. Medical researchers showed military personnel returned to duty faster when ... read more

Stem Cells May Improve Tendon Healing, Reduce Retear Risk in Rotator Cuff Surgery

Mar. 26, 2015 — An injection of a patient's bone marrow stem cells during rotator cuff surgery significantly improved healing and tendon durability, according to a new ... read more

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