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Meniscus Treatment Research

Diagnosis: MRI research outcomes and accuracy of seeing the meniscus injury A November 2022 study writes: “Surgery to treat a torn meniscus is a common orthopedic procedure, and radiologists are frequently asked to image patients with new or recurrent knee pain after meniscus surgery. However, surgery alters the MR imaging appearance of the meniscus, making the diagnosis of recurrent tear a diagnostic challenge.” (3) Types of meniscus injury: Traumatic meniscal Injuries Types of meniscus injury: Root tear Types of meniscus injury: Radial Tear Types of meniscus injury: Horizontal Tear Types of meniscus injury: Incomplete Tear Types of meniscus injury: Complex Tear

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Research on Amniotic tissue therapy in regenerative medicine

Introduction to Regenerative Medicine Amniotic tissue therapy Human amniotic membrane (HAM) and human amniotic fluid-derived cells (HAFCs) contain properties that present potential for alleviation of osteoarthritis disease progression. Amniotic tissues consist of anti-inflammatory factors that upregulate anti-inflammatory pathways, high hyaluronic acid and proteoglycan content, as well as regenerative chondrocyte differentiation properties. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9484571/  

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Iliotibial band syndrome

Conservative care options for Iliotibial band syndrome: REST and activity avoidance Conservative care options for Iliotibial band syndrome: PRICE Conservative care options for Iliotibial band syndrome: Anti-inflammatories and pain medications Conservative care options for Iliotibial band syndrome: Foam rollers, stretching Conservative care options for Iliotibial band syndrome: Physical therapy and exercise, massage A March 2022 paper (1) discusses conservative care treatments for ITBS: “Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is presumably caused by excessive tension in the iliotibial band (ITB) leading to compression and inflammation of tissues lying beneath it. Usually managed conservatively, there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting the

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Effects of long-term opioid use for back pain

An August 2022 study (1) wanted to assess what happens to people on long-term opioid therapy for back-specific disability and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain. In this study there were 96 long-term opioid users and 204 long-term opioid nonusers. In surveying the people of this study, the researchers found: Long-term opioid use (more than 12 months) was a predictor of worse back-specific disability, physical function, fatigue, participation in social role, and pain interference outcomes. Intermediate-term opioid use was a predictor of worse back-specific disability, physical function, fatigue, and sleep disturbance outcomes. Short-term opioid use

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Dietary recommendations on the prevention and treatment of tendinopathy remains unlear

An August 2022 paper (1) assessed the  impact of nutrition on tendon health and tendinopathy:. A review of 19 previously published papers revealed: “(a lack) of high-quality studies and a wide variety among studies regarding nutrients, tendon location, study population, and reported outcome measures. Individual studies showed promising clinical implications for the use of dietary supplements, particularly those containing collagen-derived peptides. However, giving any definitive dietary recommendations on the prevention and treatment of tendinopathy remains elusive.” 1 Hijlkema A, Roozenboom C, Mensink M, Zwerver J. The impact of nutrition on tendon health and tendinopathy: a systematic review. Journal of the

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Reverse total shoulder replacement

An August 2022 paper (1) compared Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty replacement with standard total shoulder arthroplasty (replacement). These are the findings: “Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty replacement), which was originally designed mainly for irreparable rotator cuff damage, has gained popularity in recent years for the treatment of advanced shoulder osteoarthritis instead of the clinically standard total shoulder arthroplasty (replacement). However, this Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty has some nonnegligible flaws such as higher complications rate and economic cost, not mention the following problems caused by irreversible physical structural damage. Therefore, the employment of Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty needs to

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