Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 28, 2015
Researchers highlight shoulder and elbow injury possibility in youth players
Pitching speed, player's height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Hip fracture patients in long-term care are less likely to receive osteoporosis therapy
Canadian researchers calculated the proportion of high-risk residents of long-term care homes receiving osteoporosis medications and vitamin D supplementation according to specific high-risk categories.

IOF Committee of National Societies Medal awarded to Dr. Manju Chandran
The International Osteoporosis Foundation has awarded Dr. Manju Chandran, Senior Endocrinologist and Director of the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit at Singapore General Hospital, the IOF Committee of National Societies Medal.

No need to delay rotator cuff surgery, study shows
Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

Young athletes at greater risk for re-injury after ACL Surgery
One in three young athletes who undergo ACL surgery experiences re-injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.

IOF President's Award presented to osteoporosis experts from 7 regions of the world
On March 27, 2015 at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) recognized the outstanding contributions of seven individuals from different regions of the world.

Pain injections for hip arthroscopy patients may not predict surgical outcomes
How best to treat and recover from complicated hip injuries is a growing field in orthopaedic medicine.

New way to evaluate meniscus tear outcomes
An individual's meniscus (cushion in the knee) is one of the most important ligaments in the leg providing stability, load bearing and preservation of the knee joint.

For type V AC joint injuries, early surgery may not be the best approach
Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical Center.
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