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  • A Lengthy Delay in Rotator Cuff Surgery May Increase the Odds of Needing a Revision

    According to a retrospective study from researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), patients who underwent surgery 6 weeks to 12 months after a rotator cuff tear diagnosis had better outcomes than those who delayed surgery for more than 12 months.

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  • How Is a Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosed?

    A doctor or physiotherapist can use one of more than 25 functional tests during a physical exam to diagnosis a torn rotator cuff. Some of these tests directly indicate a rotator cuff injury and others rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum.

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  • What to know about kneecap dislocation

    A kneecap becomes dislocated when the patella bone, which sits at the front of the knee, comes out of position. In the process, the connective tissues that hold the bone in place may stretch and tear.

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  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip Overview

    Transient osteoporosis of the hip is a condition that occurs for unknown reasons. The condition is characterized by a spontaneous onset of hip pain associated with x-ray signs of osteoporosis and MRI evidence of bone inflammation.

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  • Can You Restore Your Aching Knees? New Stanford Study Shows Promise

    Back in 2006, scientists made a major breakthrough when they discovered how to turn normal cells back into stem cells. Ever since, scientists have been exploring how to turn stem cells into just what we want them to be. To repair damaged cartilage, what we’d really like is fresh new cartilage grown from our own stem cells. This is what a new study out of Stanford University, just published in the journal Nature Medicine, promises to do.

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