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A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America details a novel procedure for joint denervation in patients with hip and shoulder arthritis. The cooled radiofrequency ablation (c-RFA), which stuns the nerves and slows the pain signals, offered relief to patients...

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Researchers reviewed 26 relevant studies of presurgical psychological predictors on the outcomes of knee or hip surgery and found that “there is evidential value for the effect of depression on pain intensity and function, anxiety on pain intensity and function, pain catastrophizing on pain...

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The journal Advanced Materials reports findings that may lead to rebuilt cartilage and other body tissues. “We found that we were able to arrange objects, such as cells, in ways that could generate new, complex tissues without having to alter the cells themselves,” said the study’s first author...

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A study reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research looked at the power of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as delivered through an automated mobile messaging robot. Patients who had traumatic upper or lower extremity fractures received calls twice a day for 2 weeks after surgery...

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Female runners develop stress fractures more than twice as often as their male counterparts. But why? The journals Sports Health and Physical Therapy in Sport jointly presented a study that compared women runners with and without stress fractures. It was uncovered that contributors to the high...

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According to the CDC, osteoarthritis (OA) affects over 32.5 million US adults. Patients with this chronic pain condition are often prescribed opioids, but with what efficacy? A recent study of patients with knee and/or hip OA examined the differences between strong and weak or intermediate opioids...

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Newswise — In the first-ever study to compare surgeon and patient expectations in foot and ankle surgery, research performed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has determined that two-thirds of patients have higher presurgical expectations than their surgeons. The paper, titled...

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Newswise — A Henry Ford Hospital study published in the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery has found that patients who underwent knee surgery and other types of sports medicine procedures could manage their pain without opioids or a minimal dosage.

The purpose of the prospective...

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The use of medical cannabis has garnered a lot of recent attention, especially as parts of the United States and Canada have legalized its use. While it has been studied in cancer and nerve pain, not much is known about the usage rate and its efficacy in managing chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain...

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Objective: To examine the effect of adding aerobic exercise (AE) to neck-specific exercise treatment for patients with neck pain (NP) to reduce pain and disability.

Design: A prospective multicentre randomized controlled trial.

Setting: Physiotherapy outpatient clinics.

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