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  • What you need to know about shoulder pain � and shoulder surgery

    Shoulder surgery can be the solution to all sorts of shoulder problems related to the surrounding muscles, known as the rotator cuff, or the shoulder joint itself. Appropriate shoulder pain treatment such as shoulder surgery is usually determined following assessment by an orthopaedic surgeon. That assessment will include a detailed medical history, a thorough physical examination and investigations such as X-rays and ultrasound.

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  • Magnetic surgical cement heals spinal fractures, provides targeted drug delivery

    Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement. While kyphoplasty can stabilize the bone, cancer patients are still often left with spinal column tumors that are very hard to reach with conventional chemotherapy, which has to cross the blood-brain barrier when delivered intravenously.

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  • Footwear habits influence child and adolescent motor skill development

    Researchers show that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes. Published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, this is the first study to assess the relevance of growing up shod vs. barefoot on jumping, balancing and sprinting motor performance during different stages of childhood and adolescence.

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  • Following pitch count guidelines may help young baseball players prevent injuries

    Young pitchers who exceed pitch count limits are more prone to elbow injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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  • Stem Cell Therapy vs. Surgery

    In recent years, there have been dramatic advances in stem cell therapy. The treatments are more effective than ever before. Stem cell treatments are also used to treat an increasing number of diseases, such as: diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s.

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