Married patients experience better outcomes following total joint arthroplasty with increased psychosocial support
The study, presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that, overall, married patients or those with a live-in partner experienced shorter surgical times, shorter lengths of stay (LOS) in the hospital, fewer post-operative emergency department (ED) visits, lower readmission rates and, in some cases, better patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) than those who weren't married or lived alone.
How to Avoid the Ominous ‘Pop’ That Signals a Torn ACL
Every athlete wants an answer to the million-dollar question: “How can I avoid tearing my ACL?” “Proper form can help athletes avoid this serious injury,” says orthopaedic surgeon.
Tips for Recovering From Gymnastics Injuries
Tens of thousands of athletes visit the emergency room each year because of gymnastics injuries. Sports medicine specialist Marie Schaefer, MD, explains how gymnasts can make the most of their recovery and get back on the mat sooner.
5 knee braces to consider
Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.
Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint
A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”
Multimodal analgesia: the new 'standard of care' for pain control after total joint replacement
Until relatively recently, opioids were a mainstay of treatment for pain following total hip or knee replacement. Today, a growing body of evidence supports the use of multimodal analgesia—combinations of different techniques and medications to optimize pain management while reducing the use and risks of opioids, according to a paper in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Why is diet so important for athletes?
Athletes will have different nutritional needs compared with the general public. They may require more calories and macronutrients to maintain strength and energy to compete at their optimum level.
10 exercises for shoulder pain
Many people experience shoulder pain, but some research suggests that exercise and mobility work may help.
How to Ease Back into Exercise Safely After a Long Break
After taking a long break from physical activity, most people will not be able to perform at the same level they once did. It’s important to manage expectations and set realistic goals when easing back into exercise after a break.
Total knee replacement may be more painful for vitamin-D deficient postmenopausal women
Vitamin D is a critical part of a healthy diet. Among other benefits, it has been shown to protect against bone disease and maintain soft tissue health. A new study suggests that it may also play a role in the degree of postoperative pain postmenopausal women experience after undergoing total knee replacement.