Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Key to improving low back pain is likely ability to measure it

The best way to find an effective treatment for low back pain is to find an effective and accurate method to measure low back pain, a presenter at the Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium said. Source: Healio Read more


Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a stem cell disease

A new study from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa is poised to completely change our understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and pave the way for far more effective treatments. Source: Medical Xpress Read more


Researchers Find New Way to Force Stem Cells to Become Bone Cells

Imagine you have a bone fracture or a hip replacement, and you need bone to form, but you heal slowly – a common fact of life for older people. Instead of forming bone, you could form fat. Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have found a way to tip the […]


New study reveals dangers of opioid abuse for chronic back pain sufferers

Chronic back pain sufferers with psychiatric disorders such as depression or anxiety are 75% more prone to opioid abuse according to a new study. The study, published in Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), examined patients currently being treated for lower back pain with opioids. Researchers found that patients […]


Treatment of shoulder instability helps return collegiate athletes to playing field

Athletes who suffer a shoulder instability injury may return to play more successfully after being treated arthroscopically compared to nonoperative treatment, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. “Our research highlights that collegiate collision athletes with in-season shoulder instability injuries are more likely to return to […]


UNMC study: knee replacement viable option for rheumatoid arthritis

Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D., has for a long time listened to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) talking about improved quality of life after their total joint replacements. But until now, there’s been little information that actually measures how the surgery impacts quality of life for RA patients. Much more information is known about the outcomes in […]


Cell-based Therapies in Sports Medicine

Cell-based approaches for soft-tissue regeneration have been around since the 1980s, when autologous chondrocytes were first used to treat cartilage defects, sports medicine and shoulder service, at the Hospital for Special Surgery and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Speaking at the AAOS Now-sponsored forum on “Stem Cells […]


3D Imaging and Templating May Improve Glenoid Positoning in Anatomic TSA

All patients had postoperative, artifact-reduction 3D CT scans to evaluate glenoid position relative to the preoperative plan. No patients in this study were lost to follow up. The authors found that 3D imaging is a superior to traditional 2D imaging for templating in that it yields superior glenoid implant positioning when performing anatomic total shoulder […]


Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds. Injuries to the spinal cord can cause paralysis as well as permanent changes in strength, sensation and other functions. Falls are the major cause of these […]


Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had with the procedure as the rate of complications decreased, thanks to the significant knowledge we have gained over the course of the past 10 years […]


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