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Orthopedics

Major Credit Agencies Will Drop Most Medical Debt From Reports

Mar 18, 2022

FRIDAY, March 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most medical debt will be dropped from Americans' credit reports as of this summer, the top three credit reporting agencies said Friday.The announcement by E...

Older Adults Weigh Variety of Concerns Before Elective Surgery

Mar 18, 2022

THURSDAY, March 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Many older adults have concerns about scheduling elective surgery, according to the results of the latest University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy ...

Global Prevalence of Osteoarthritis Increasing

Mar 17, 2022

THURSDAY, March 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoarthritis (OA) remains a global public health concern and its prevalence has increased since 1990, according to a study published online March 1 in Ar...

State Laws Linked to Very Small Changes in Opioid Prescribing

Mar 15, 2022

MONDAY, March 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- State laws are associated with small and non-statistically significant changes in opioid prescribing or nonopioid pain treatment, according to a study publis...

Computed Tomographic Features of Non-Lame French Bulldog Elbows.

Mar 14, 2022

 French Bulldogs are predisposed to humeral condylar fractures. Computed tomography (CT) in English Springer Spaniel elbows has allowed identification of humeral intracondylar fissures (HIF), which ...

Pumping the Periosteum: A Feasibility Study: Periosteal Distraction Osteogenesis in a Rat Model.

Mar 14, 2022

Gradual elevation of periosteum from the bone surface is known to promote the adaptation of soft tissues and the formation of hard tissues. The aim of our study was to estimate the benefit of perioste...

Black Patients Still Underrepresented in Trials for New Drug Approvals

Mar 11, 2022

FRIDAY, March 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Black patients are still underrepresented in most trials relating to approval of new drugs, despite implementation of an action plan in 2015 to improve diver...

With Lacking Data, Estimating The Oswestry Disability Index Measurement Error

Mar 11, 2022

The Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) was the most often used patient-reported outcome measure for low back pain. Incomplete ODI questionnaires can lead to measurement errors, leading to misclassificati...

After Single-Level Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Risk Factors For Early-Onset Radiographical Adjacent Segment Disease in Patients With Spondylolysis Spondylolisthesis

Mar 11, 2022

For a study, the researchers sought to determine any risk variables for radiographic ASD in individuals who had single-level PLIF for L5–S1 spondylolysis spondylolisthesis. The researchers conducted...

Computed Tomography Evaluation of Bone Mineral Density After Instrumented Lumbar Fusion

Mar 11, 2022

The measurement of Hounsfield Units (HU) by computed tomography (CT) has been reported as a technique for determining Bone Mineral density (BMD). The BMD of the UIV was useful for surgical planning fo...

Exhaustion-Related Burnout Higher in Underrepresented Medical Students

Mar 08, 2022

TUESDAY, March 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medical students who are underrepresented in medicine (URIM) have a higher risk for exhaustion-related burnout, according to a study published online Feb. 23...

Validity of the Training-Load Concept.

Mar 07, 2022

Training load (TL) is a widely used concept in training prescription and monitoring and is also recognized as as an important tool for avoiding athlete injury, illness, and overtraining. With the wide...

Younger Patients Have Greater Need for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Mar 03, 2022

THURSDAY, March 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Younger individuals have greater need for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and are as willing to undergo surgery as older individuals, according to a study pub...

Evidence Weighed for Perioperative Use of bDMARDs

Feb 28, 2022

MONDAY, Feb. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing surgical procedures, continuing biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) is associated with a decrease in the risk for...

Conservative management of Jones fractures with immediate weight-bearing in a walking boot demonstrates healing.

Feb 28, 2022

Jones fractures, or proximal metatarsal fractures at the level of the fourth and fifth intermetatarsal junction, have a high risk for nonunion due to a vascular watershed region. Classically, treatmen...

The coexistence of os trigonum, accessory navicular bone and os peroneum and associated tendon and bone pathologies.

Feb 28, 2022

To determine how often os trigonum is accompanied by accessory navicular and os peroneum. A secondary aim of the study was to investigate the bone and related tendon pathologies that may develop in th...

Changes in subchondral bone structure and mechanical properties do not substantially affect cartilage mechanical responses - A finite element study.

Feb 28, 2022

Subchondral bone structure has been observed to change in osteoarthritis (OA). However, it remains unclear how the early-stage OA changes affect the mechanics (stresses and strains) of the osteochondr...

New Billing Guidelines Do Not Ease Burden of EHR Documentation

Feb 22, 2022

TUESDAY, Feb. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There has been no meaningful reduction in electronic health record (EHR) documentation burden in association with implementation of new guidelines for outpat...

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves age induced bone dyshomeostasis in non-obese and obese conditions.

Feb 21, 2022

To investigate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on metabolic disturbance, aging and bone remodeling in D-galactose-induced aging rats with and without obesity by determining the metabol...

Comparing metabolic profiles between endurance athlete and non-athlete females reveals differences in androgenic and corticosteroids levels.

Feb 21, 2022

Endurance training is associated with physiological changes in elite athletes, but little is known about female-specific effects of endurance training. Despite the significant rise in female sports pa...