Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 14, 2012
Platelet-rich plasma therapy a safe option for cartilage damage, new study finds
When it comes to treating cartilage tears in athletes, platelet-rich plasma therapy is a safe and effective method of treatment, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

Study suggests changes in rotator cuff surgery rehabilitation needed
A new Hospital for Special Surgery study suggests that the current rehabilitation used for patients undergoing tendon-bone repairs such as rotator cuff repair may be partially to blame for the high rates of failed healing after surgery.

Mayo Clinic maps brain, finds Alzheimer's patients drive differently
Activity lingers longer in certain areas of the brain in those with Alzheimer's than it does in healthy people, Mayo Clinic researchers who created a map of the brain found.

Newer hip reconstruction technique provides good outcomes for athletes
A common, painful hip condition in elite athletes may be able to be repaired with an improved surgical technique, according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., today.
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