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  • Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

    Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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  • Modified butterfly graft still effective tool in rhinoplasty

    For patients undergoing rhinoplasty with a modified butterfly graft, there is a decrease in the Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation score, according to a study published online July 7 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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  • Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish

    Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain?
    The University of Queensland School of Psychology's Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.
    "Chronic pain is implicated in an estimated 20 per cent of suicides in Australia, and is experienced by millions nation-wide," Dr Day said.

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  • Biologic status, screw fit and position contribute to failed fifth metatarsal fracture treatment in athletes

    TORONTO — Team physicians who treat high-level athletes with fifth metatarsal fractures, ones that are in zone 2 at the proximal extent of the fifth metatarsal and known as Jones fractures, should focus on ways to avoid failed treatment if they decide to surgically fix the fracture, a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, said here.

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  • Endovascular treatment of below-the-elbow arteries in critical hand ischemia.

    Although uncommon, critical hand ischemia (CHI) represents a cause of significant disability because of its effect on hand function. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is now considered a first-line therapy for above-the-elbow artery disease while there are few data regarding the treatment of below-the-elbow (BTE) arteries

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