Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Blogs

Opioid exposure tied to higher odds of low testosterone levels

Exposure to opioids is associated with increased likelihood of low testosterone levels, with increased odds as age and number of comorbidities increase, according to a study published in the December issue of Pain Medicine. Source: Medical Xpress Read more

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Bone drug protects stem cells from aging

An existing drug used to treat osteoporosis also protects stem cells from aging, scientists have found. These researchers now want to understand if the drug can be used to revert ageing in stem cells. Source: Science Daily Read more

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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser-guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach. Source: Healio Read more

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Pro athletes may safely return to competition after lumbar microdiscectomy

CHICAGO — The pooled rate of return to play following lumbar microdiscectomy for herniated disc nucleus was 83.5%, according to results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, and the overall return to play rate for elite athletes with a herniated disc after this procedure was 84.5%. Source: Healio Read more

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Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons

During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and […]

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