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Better fix for torn ACLs

Source: Science Daily

A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

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Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

Source: Healio

Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results.

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Study: Early Rehabilitation in Patients With Nontraumatic Knee Pain Linked to Lower Use of Opioids, Injections, and Knee Surgery

Source: APTA

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reports that rehabilitation, including physical therapy, provided within 1-15 days of pain beginning may significantly reduce the use of opioids, nonsurgical invasive procedures such as joint injections, and surgery in patients with nontraumatic knee pain.

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