Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 22, 2017
Patients taking opioids prior to ACL surgery more likely to be on pain medications longer
More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively.

World-first ketamine trial shows promise for geriatric depression
Australian researchers have completed the world's first randomised control trial (RCT) assessing the efficacy and safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression in elderly patients.

Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have surgical option, new research shows
The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work, as presented in research today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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