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March 15, 2014
Young athletes with knee pain may turn to meniscus transplant
Patients undergoing meniscal allograft transplantation surgery require an additional operation approximately 32 percent of the time, but overall see a 95 percent success rate after an average five-year follow-up, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices (video)
Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand.

U of Tennessee distinguished scientist awarded prestigious geosciences award
Established in 1999, the award from the American Geosciences Institute is presented to a geoscientist who has demonstrated a long history of scientific achievement and exceptional service to the geoscience profession.

ATS releases guidelines on the management of pulmonary hypertension of sickle cell disease
The American Thoracic Society has developed clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for mortality from pulmonary hypertension.

More osteoarthritis noted later in life in kids who have ACL reconstruction
Researchers presented results today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans that adolescents who have an Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction are more likely to demonstrate osteoarthritic changes later in life.

A battery that 'breathes' could power next-gen electric vehicles
Sales of electric vehicles nearly doubled in 2013, but most won't take you farther than 100 miles on one charge.

Socioeconomic factors may contribute to delay in pediatric ACL reconstructions
Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans highlights evidence that insurance type, household income and age at injury are significant, independent predictors of the rate which Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries occurred in kids.

ACL tears are not the end for college football players
High-level college football players frequently return to the field after an ACL reconstruction, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Tommy John Surgery a good solution for MLB pitchers
New data suggests ulnar collateral reconstruction, better known as Tommy John Surgery, allows major league pitchers to return to the mound at high rates, and with a positive impact on some performance parameters.

Shoulder revision repair surgery not as successful 2 years later, say researchers
Long-term outcomes of revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery is not as successful as in a first-time surgery, according to researchers from the Orthopaedic Research Institute in Sydney, Australia, who are presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.
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