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Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Source: Wolters Kluwer

Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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2 Simple Shoulder Exercises Anyone Who Works Out Should Be Doing

Source: Time To Weight Loss

In the case of exercise routines, most individuals are likely to concentrate on muscle teams that they’ll see or really feel working instantly—suppose legs, butt, abs, and arms. Smaller muscle teams, however, are usually an afterthought (in the event that they’re even a thought in any respect).

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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

Source: Health Day

Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.

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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Source: Medical Xpress

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

Source: US News

Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.

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What is the best thing for stiff joints?

Source: Medical News Today

Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can treat stiff joints at home.

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Return to play for soccer athletes and risk for future injury

Source: ScienceNewsline.com

A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction.

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Delayed rotator cuff repair yielded superior functional outcomes vs immediate repair

Source: Healio

Despite improvements in clinical outcomes and a low incidence of retears among patients who underwent either immediate or delayed surgical repair of a partial-thickness rotator cuff tear, results published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed delayed surgery yielded superior functional outcomes at 6 months postoperatively.

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