Orthopaedic News

Knee arthritis more likely after ACL surgery

March 27, 2014

Reuters Health
By Kathryn Doyle

(Reuters Health) – People who have had reconstructive surgery for a knee ligament tear develop wear-and-tear arthritis in the injured knee three times more often than in the uninjured knee, according to a new study. [Read more]

Exercises Aim to Reduce ACL Tears in Kids

March 25, 2014

ABC News
By Ann Reynolds

Angela Owens said she was “shocked” when 9-year-old daughter Isabella blew out her knee while coming down from the high-bar during gymnastics practice. [Read more]

How a Warm-Up Routine Can Save Your Knees

March 19, 2014

New York Times
By Gretchen Reynolds

Rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in the knee is a nightmare. As the parent of a teenage son who is seven months out from A.C.L. reconstruction surgery, I can attest to the physical and psychological toll it can take, not to mention the medical bills. But a practical new study suggests that changing how sports teams warm up before practices and games could substantially lower the risk that athletes will hurt a knee, at a cost of barely a dollar per player. [Read more]

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Unveils 2014 PSA Campaign

March 15, 2014

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Snow shovel — and shoveling — tips

February 21, 2014

Boston Globe
By Martha Stewart

Consider the amount of snow, and its consistency, when choosing a shovel. [Read more]

Benefits of yoga stretch far beyond the mat

February 19, 2014

Daily Record
By Serena Gordon and Shari Puterman

Chances are, you’ve heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit — just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga’s praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure numerous medical conditions. But is yoga the panacea that so many believe it to be? [Read more]

Managing Chronic Bone and Joint Pain

February 19, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Musculoskeletal pain of the bone, joint and muscles is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits in the United States. According to a literature review appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), chronic pain, or pain that persists beyond an expected period of healing, is estimated to affect 100 million Americans.
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Google Glass augments surgeries at UAMC

February 18, 2014

KVOA-TV
By Monique Padia

TUCSON – Surgeons at University of Arizona Medical Center are using Google Glass to enhance surgeries and collect data. [Read more]

Falling Into Fitness Trends?

February 17, 2014

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Dr. Tom Hackett just what U.S. Snowboarding’s Olympic team ordered

February 3, 2014

Denver Post
By Jason Blevins

It was only 11 days after shoulder surgery when snowboarder Nate Holland raced in the Lake Louise snowboardcross World Cup competition, where he placed seventh. Two weeks later in Spain, he placed fourth. Just six weeks after the surgery, the two-time Olympian was a Winter X Games gold medalist. [Read more]