With age, the meniscus receives less and less blood—with the inner most area becoming avascular. Tears in this area do not heal normally, often requiring surgery. Surgeons can draw fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting, from peripheral blood (PB) or bone marrow aspirate (BMA), and implant a fibrin blood clot into the injured area to help with healing.
A daily 300 mg dose of tramadol — but not 100 or 200 mg doses — surpassed placebo in improving pain and function related to hip or knee osteoarthritis, but was linked to increasing adverse events, researchers noted in Arthritis Care & Research.
IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.
A 60-year–old male patient presents with thigh pain and an inability to ambulate 2 years following a revision total hip arthroplasty with a modular tapered fluted titanium stem. What are the best treatment options for his reconstruction?
Outcomes of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are known to be inferior to those of primary procedures, but little has been known about why this occurs – until now. New research from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, suggests that 2 important clinical decisions can significantly improve a patient’s chances of a experiencing a good outcome after revision surgery.