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Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty

Source: Healio

The authors are from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (JMB, JJC), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (JBM, RKE), Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (MC, MAM), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; and the Adult Reconstruction Service (SFH), Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York.

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Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

Source: Los Angeles Times

In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER.

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Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now

Source: Science Daily

If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to treatment. Instead of pain medicines, GPs might suggest non-medicinal approaches including yoga, mindfulness and various types of physiotherapy and psychological therapies.

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Plantar pressures are higher in cases with diabetic foot ulcers compared to controls despite a longer stance phase duration

Source: PubMed

Current international guidelines advocate achieving at least a 30 % reduction in maximum plantar pressure to reduce the risk of foot ulcers in people with diabetes. However, whether plantar pressures differ in cases with foot ulcers to controls without ulcers is not clear. The aim of this study was to assess if plantar pressures were higher in patients with active plantar diabetic foot ulcers (cases) compared to patients with diabetes without a foot ulcer history (diabetes controls) and people without diabetes or a foot ulcer history (healthy controls).

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Researchers use novel imaging technique for precise assessment of spinal degeneration

Source: News-medical.net

Research by a Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgery team on novel imaging technique assessment of patients with lumbar spine degeneration was published in the Aug. 28 issue of PLOS ONE.

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