Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Blogs

Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult

Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation […]

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Study supports efficacy of closed reduction, percutaneous fixation of crescent-fracture dislocations

Recently published data highlight the safety and efficacy of closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation for the treatment of crescent fracture-dislocation of the sacroiliac joint and indicate satisfactory function and radiographic outcomes with the procedure. Source: Healio Read more

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Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Source: Medical News Today Read more

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Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first- line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate. Source: Healio Read more

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Innovative tissue engineering strategies to repair spinal disc herniation

New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Source: Medical Xpress Read more

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  • North American Spine Society
  • California Medical Association
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society