Highly competitive youth leagues have largely replaced more laid-back pickup games. Kids are increasingly specializing in a single sport year-round, rather than bouncing from one game to the next with long, languid off-seasons in between. Experts say that fundamental shift in how kids and parents approach sports – and how much kids play – may have consequences when it comes to a child or adolescent’s risk of injury.
For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), higher body mass index is linked to increased complications -- including the need for "revision" surgery, reports a study in the June 7 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Patients who underwent primary shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly higher risk for infection if they had previously undergone non–arthroplasty-related surgery, according to results.
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.
Kassandra Garrett, now 26, was overwhelmed when she was diagnosed last year with an unusual type of breast cancer called Paget’s disease.