Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 23, 2013
Newer SLAP tear surgery gives military personnel hope for return to active duty
Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, Ill., shows that biceps tenodesis surgery is safe and effective for individuals who suffer a SLAP (superior labral anterior posterior) tear of the shoulder.

Detecting circulating tumor cells
A proof-of-concept device is nearly perfect in separating breast cancer cells from blood.

Return to active duty not likely after allograft treatment for knee defect
Treatment of large cartilage knee defects with an allograft osteoarticular transplant may not allow some military personnel to return to full active duty status, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, Ill.

Physical activity during youth may help reduce fracture risk in old age
Get out there and regularly kick that soccer ball around with your kids, you may be helping them prevent a broken hip when they are older, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, Ill.

Multiple ACL surgery techniques effective in helping athletes return to play
Orthopaedic surgeons have debated the effectiveness of the single versus double-bundle method of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair for years.

Hip surgery complication rate higher than previously reported
Outcomes after surgery have always been difficult to determine. Now a new case study on more than 500 hip procedures highlights that complication rates may be even higher than previous reports, say researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, Ill.

Visionary political leadership needed to curb 'very real' rising threat of untreatable tuberculosis
The Lancet Infectious Diseases today [Sunday 24 March, 2013] publishes a new Series of papers on tuberculosis (TB) to coincide with World TB Day, and written by an international group of experts led by Professor Alimuddin Zumla, Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health at University College London Medical School, London, UK, and Dr Marco Schito, at the Henry M.
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