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Newly diagnosed knee pain is something that affects up to nearly 2 million Americans per year, and the average weekend warrior is certainly not spared from this condition.
Knee pain can be related to acute traumatic events, such as a twisting injury that results in a ruptured ligament, or chronic overuse wear-and-tear injury patterns, such as arthritis. These injuries can often occur for a variety of reasons, including lack of conditioning, improper warmup, lack of endurance, and sometimes plain bad luck. This phenomenon is no longer isolated to the baby boomer population. Physicians are seeing more men and women in their 20s, 30s and 40s than ever before with ankle, elbow, knee and shoulder injuries.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Autologous Hamstring: Can Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accurately Predict Graft Diameter?
Recent clinical investigations have identified inadequate autograft hamstring graft diameter (<8 mm) to be predictive of failure after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
The average retirement age is increasing, and the indications for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) are being broadened. The goal of the current study was to determine objective findings for rate of return to work and time to return to work after RTSA. The authors performed retrospective data collection for consecutive patients who underwent RTSA at their institution between 2007 and 2013. All patients were asked to complete a questionnaire about their work history and their ability to participate in work-related activities. A total of 40 patients reported working before surgery.
This study evaluated clinical and patient-reported outcomes and return to sport after surgical treatment of medial epicondylitis with suture anchor fixation. Consecutive patients were evaluated after undergoing debridement and suture anchor repair of the flexor-pronator mass for the treatment of medial epicondylitis. Demographic variables, a short version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) score, Oxford Elbow Score (OES), and 10-point pain and satisfaction scales were collected. Ability and time to return to sport after surgery were evaluated, and the relationship between predictor variables and both elbow function and return to sport was investigated.
Brian Grawe, UC Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 222 Piedmont Ave., Suite 2200, Cincinnati, OH 45219, (513) 475-8690