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Comeback to a Pre-Injury Level After Elbow or Shoulder Surgery Disappointing for Pro Baseball Players

New research found only 45 percent of players return to same or higher level of play SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 45 percent of baseball players were able to return to the game at the same or higher level after shoulder or elbow surgery, according to...

SBi Launches rHead(TM) Lateral Radial Head Implant and rHead(TM) Plating Systems to Expand its Elbow Management System

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), a single-source provider of products, technology and education for the small bone and joint orthopedic market sector, announced today the launch of the rHead(TM) Lateral Radial Head Implant System. To further augm...

Simple Steps Deliver Relief for Tennis Elbow

Strength-training exercises may ease pain, improve movement, study shows SATURDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- A simple exercise to strengthen the wrist may ease the pain of tennis elbow, a new study suggests. Using an inexpensive rubber bar to perform isolated eccentric wrist exten...

'Qu-Chi' Acupressure Band Gives Hayfever Misery the Elbow

LEEDS and LONDON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Hayfever Relief Product Based on Acupressure Points Now Available in UK Stores & Widely Available on the Internet - With Photo Hayfever was unheard of only 200 years ago, however, it's believed that it now affects as many ...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

According to new research released today at the annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine at the Telus Convention Center,arthroscopic treatment of tennis elbow has shown to be successful at long-term follow-up. This is the first longitudinal study of arthroscopic...

Tennis Elbow is Not Caused Due to Improperly Sized Tennis Racket Grip

Clinicians attending to patients suffering from tennis elbow ask them to alter the grip size of their racket to ease muscle fatigue.// A new study evaluating the muscle firing patterns in the forearm demonstrates that grip size has no bearing on the development of tendonitis. Researchers appa...

Watch Out! Sideswipe Elbow Injuries On The Rise

Those who poke their elbows out of car windows have a high risk of contracting severe injuries, more specifically sideswipe injuries to the upper arm warns a new study, the results of which can be cited in the latest edition of Medical Journal of Australia. // It is not uncommon to see a driver ...

Tennis elbow not new among cricketers, say experts

Tennis elbow has been enjoying the spot light following ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's and several other players complaining about the condition. However, the condition is not uncommon in the sports arena//. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis as it is called in medical parlance, is an a...

Steroids Ineffective In Tennis Elbow

Steroid injections are apparently of no use in tennis elbow and a wait and watch approach may be the best, a new study in the BMJ says. // Australian researchers tested this approach in one group of volunteers, who were assured that their problem would be sorted out. A second group were give...

Kallis to undergo surgery for tennis elbow

World's leading all-rounder Jacques Kallis will undergo surgery next week to repair a tennis elbow injury that has plagued him since November last year.// The 30-year-old South African vice-captain was forced out of last year's tour of Australia because of the problem and is now doubtful for t...

Prototype, 7-foot-tall sanitizer automates disinfection of hard-to-clean hospital equipment

...team to end what she calls the "wasteful and unnecessary" practice of wiping down a lot of heavily used items with disinfectants and applying a lot of elbow grease. "If we can safely re-use equipment in the operating room, then we can do it elsewhere in the hospital for non-critical equipment," she says. ...

New ACTICOAT(TM) Silver Coated Anti-microbial Barrier Dressing Receives 510(k) Clearance from the US FDA

...ing of wounds with its unique conformable design that easily contours to surfaces, including difficult-to-protect articulating regions such as knee or elbow joints. "We are delighted with the US FDA clearance for Acticoat(TM) Flex. We have had excellent feedback from Canada where Acticoat(TM) Flex was la...

Atlanta Sports Medicine Doctor Spero Karas Wins 'Atlanta's Top Doctors' Honor Again

...region. Dr. Karas was specifically cited for his special expertise in elbow reconstruction, knee reconstruction, shoulder reconstruction, and sports me... medicine. He has been inducted into the prestigious American Shoulder and elbow Society, one of only five other physician members in the state of Georgia. ...

Easy Strength Training Exercise May Help Treat Tennis Elbow, Study Shows

... People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or just from common...O (Vocus) July 11, 2009 -- People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or just from common...ystone , Colorado, July 9th-12th. Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common condition eff...

Strength Testing Could Reduce Pitching Injuries

...strength. The strength ratio of prone external rotation to prone internal rotation also appeared to predict future arm injuries. "The shoulder and elbow are subjected to significant stresses during the pitching motion, placing them at risk for injury. By demonstrating an association between shoulder we...

Shoulder Surgery Helps Athletes Get Back in the Game

...nd 85 percent were able to return to the type-specific sport they were involved in before the surgery," lead author Dr. Gregory N. Drake, shoulder and elbow fellow at Fondren Orthopaedic Group, Texas Orthopaedics Hospital, said in a news release from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. ...

Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports, According to New Study

...nt were able to return to the type-specific sport they were involved in before the surgery," said lead author, Gregory N. Drake, DO, shoulder and elbow fellow, Fondren Orthopaedic Group, Texas Orthopaedics Hospital. The study analyzed a database of all unconstrained total shoulder arthroplasties p...

Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports, According to New Study presented at AOSSM Annual Meeting

...nt were able to return to the type-specific sport they were involved in before the surgery," said lead author, Gregory N. Drake, DO, shoulder and elbow fellow, Fondren Orthopaedic Group, Texas Orthopaedics Hospital. The study analyzed a database of all unconstrained total shoulder arthroplasties p...

Study Suggests Preseason Shoulder Strength May Determine Injury Severity for Baseball Pitchers

...surgery. There was also some evidence for an association between the ratio of PER/IR strength and the incidence of injury. "The shoulder and elbow are subjected to significant stresses during the pitching motion, placing them at risk for injury. By demonstrating an association between shoulder we...

Too Much Texting Can Spell Neck, Arm Pain

...ll phone elbow, otherwise known as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a tingling or numbness in the hands caused by a compression of the ulnar nerve when the elbow is flexed during lengthy gab sessions, and Guitar Hero wrist is a tendinitis of the wrist brought on by overly vigorous strumming. Then there's so-...

James R. Andrews, Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, Installed as AOSSM President

...cine fellows. He is perhaps best known for his skills as an orthopaedic surgeon, as well as his scientific and clinical research in knee, shoulder and elbow injury prevention and treatment having authored more than 250 papers and presented on every continent. He has served on multiple AOSSM committees...

Grab a Tool and Change Your Brain

...d after using a mechanical grasping tool. "People move their hands as if their arms were longer," Cardinali said. And when asked to point to their elbow and middle fingertip, the two points they indicated were further apart after using the tool. The study proves for the first time that people exten...

As World Health Organization Raises Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic Alert to Level Six, Hygiene Council Recommends Simple Steps to Help Protect Families from Illness

...light switches, to prevent germ spread. Practice good cough and sneeze etiquette to prevent spreading germs to others - i.e., cough into your elbow rather than your hands and sneeze into a tissue to minimize hand contact transmission of germs. Throw used tissues away immediately and wash your han...

Health Department Reports Pennsylvania's First Death Due to 2009 Novel Influenza A/H1N1 Virus

...the following steps to prevent spreading illness to others: Stay home when you are sick; Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue, and properly dispose of used tissues; Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based...

'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age

...cally known as cubital tunnel syndrome, cell phone elbow is numbness, tingling and pain in the forearm and ...ngle greater than 90 degrees and driving with your elbow propped on the window for extended periods, he sai...r cell phone. If sleep position is the problem, an elbow pad to keep the arm straighter at night can help. ...

Minor league hockey players unable to identify concussion symptoms, study says

...ehaviours among players and in leagues." Changes in rules such as removing fighting and body checking, proper use of helmets, softer shoulder and elbow pads, improved enforcement of rules, educational efforts and recognizing the critical role that professionals and the media have in shaping the cultur...

Frisco ISD Treats Four Students in Medical Emergencies With OxySure(R) Model 615

...lips. If we hadn't had the OxySure(R) product I would have called 911 immediately," says Jason Barnes. "One of our student athletes dislocated their elbow during a wrestling match. The student was showing signs of severe shock and distress and knowing that oxygen should be administered for shock, I quic...

For Young Ballplayers, Support and Caution Are Key

... league's guidelines on the number of innings that can be pitched. To avoid elbow injuries, usually the limit is four to 10 innings per week. Watch the pi...of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more on keeping young pitchers from developing elbow injuries . -- Jennifer Thomas ...

Stay on Par this Golf Season, Injury Free

...cleats are best. Do not hunch over the ball too much; it may predispose you to neck strain and rotator cuff tendinitis. Avoid golfer's elbow -- which is caused by a strain of the muscles in the inside of the forearm - by performing wrist and forearm stretching exercises and not overemphasiz...

Protect Your Young Child And Baby From "Swine Flu" In Four Easy Steps

...way from people who have flu symptoms. 2.   Teach your child not to cough or sneeze into hands. Cover sneezes and coughs with sleeve, elbow or preferably tissues. Discard tissues immediately after use. If your child is sick have the tissues nearby, along with a trash bag. 3.  &...

Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

...ng gestures, which emerges around 2 to 4 months of age, has been widely studied. But children's, less so. Using a variety of arm, leg, finger and elbow gestures, the researchers indicated the location of a hidden reward. The trials involved 15 dogs (roughly 5 years old), 13 2-year-old children and 11...

Adolescent Growth Plate Injuries May Be Related to Overuse

...d provide treatment recommendations. Current research shows that adolescent athletes are more prone to overuse injuries, especially in the wrist, elbow and foot due to their immature musculoskeletal system and not completely fused growth plates. According to researchers, these growing regions in the g...

Governor Rendell Announces Pennsylvania's First Confirmed Case of 2009 A/H1N1 Flu

...spreading the virus to others: Stay home when you are sick to avoid infecting others; Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues; Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based h...

Pennsylvania Pork Products Safe During H1N1 Flu Outbreak, Says Ag Secretary

...illness to others: Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others; Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues; Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based ...

Health Officials Report Pennsylvania's First Probable Case of Swine Flu

...ing illness to others: Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others; Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues; Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based h...

Pennsylvania Working Closely With Federal Partners to Contain Impact of Swine Flu

...he virus to others: Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others; Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues; Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based h...

Telesso initiates post-market head-to-head peripheral IV catheter study

...n site for insertion of a catheter for short-term diagnostic or therapeutic use. The catheter is placed into the peripheral vein in the arm, below the elbow and is typically passed up inside the vein to a length of 2-3 inches. Telesso's uniquely-designed guide wire-assisted peripheral IV catheter device us...

Swing That Bat Into Baseball Season, Injury Free

...aware of the symptoms that indicate an athlete is using these dangerous substances. Further caution should be exercised to prevent elbow injuries ( http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00328 ) and other problems from excessive pitching. Coaches should: Follow the g...

Singapore First in Southeast Asia to Use Novel Treatment for Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries

...or strains, other conditions which can benefit from PRP therapy include tendon tears or strains, tendon inflammation or degeneration (including tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis), ligament tears and joint cartilage 'wear and tear' (osteoarthritis). Singapore became the first country in Southeast ...

Rush University Medical Center orthopaedic experts examine overhead

...ten complain of diffuse shoulder pain aggravated by overhead activity and will notice weakness and decreased velocity. Night pain down the arm to the elbow is also common. Conditioning and proper throwing techniques is critical in preventing rotator cuff injury as the results of rotator cuff repair surge...
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