Open Gluteus Medius and Minimus Repair With Double-Row Technique and Bioinductive Implant Augmentation

This article presents an overview of management of patients with symptomatic, large, retracted, chronic tears of the abductor tendons. The highlighted repair is a “double-row” repair with biological patch augmentation.
Source: Arthroscopy Techniques - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: PCS scores fluctuated in response to injury and ACLR. Preoperative PCS scores were not related with 6M outcomes; however, 6M PCS scores correlated with pain and function at 6M. High pain catastrophizing appears to be a natural response immediately following acute ACL injury and ACLR, but may not be indicative of a poor postoperative result. PCS scores 6-months following ACLR may provide useful information regarding self-reported pain and function. PMID: 31628272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
Authors: Carlesso LC, Neogi T Abstract Knee pain in osteoarthritis is complex and complicated by the fact that osteoarthritis is considered to be a disorder of multiple phenotypes. This complexity challenges our understanding as to why some people remain relatively symptom-free, while others progress to persistent pain. One approach to understanding the mechanisms underlying the transition to persistent pain is by identifying pain susceptibility phenotypes in people with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis. Using variables representative of the multidimensional nature of pain in people who were free of persistent pai...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Low socioeconomic status and patient questionnaires in osteoarthritis: challenges to a "biomedical model" and value of a complementary "biopsychosocial model". Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2019 Sep-Oct;37 Suppl 120(5):18-23 Authors: Pincus T, Castrejon I Abstract Modern medical care is based largely on a paradigm known as a "biomedical model," in which "objective," high-technology biomarkers guide clinical care, and most health outcomes are determined by health professionals rather than individuals, using drugs as the primary therapy. The biomedical model is spectacularly...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Hawker GA Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 1 in 3 people over age 65 and women more so than men. The prevalence of OA is rising due, in part, to the increasing prevalence of OA risk factors, including obesity, physical inactivity, and joint injury. OA-related joint pain causes functional limitations, poor sleep, fatigue, depressed mood and loss of independence. Compared to age and sex-matched peers, OA patients incur higher out of pocket health-related expenditures and substantial costs due to lost productivity. Most people with OA (59-87%) have at least one othe...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): László Banki, Alexandra Büki, Gyongyi Horvath, Gabriella Kekesi, Gyongyi Kis, Ferenc Somogyvári, Gábor Jancsó, Lászlo Vécsei, Endre Varga, Gabor TubolyAbstractClinical studies have shown that schizophrenia is accompanied by hypoalgesia. Accordingly, we have previously reported that a chronic schizophrenia-related rat substrain (Wisket) showed decreased acute heat pain sensitivity. The aim of the present study was to determine the mechanical pain sensitivity and the effects of opioid...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study demonstrates for the first time the efficacy of human AFSC exosomes in counteract cartilage damage, showing a positive correlation with their TGFβ content.
Source: BioFactors - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: RESEARCH COMMUNICATION Source Type: research
Conclusion: While the newly derived emotional intelligence scales resembled the original conceptualization of emotional intelligence proposed by Salovey, Mayer, Goldman, Turvey, and Palfai ( 1995 ), the current study highlights the differences in emotional intelligence likely representative of older adults with chronic pain. PMID: 31621378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
The TV ad promises pain relief for knee osteoarthritis, the source of most of the 600,000 knee replacement surgeries performed in the US each year. A man in a bowling alley winces with pain. He nearly falls as he rolls a ball into the gutter. (Did I mention the arrow sticking out of his knee?) “Knee acting up again?” asks his buddy, clearly concerned. When pain pills don’t seem to help, his buddy suggests a procedure called Coolief for knee osteoarthritis. “I had it done six months ago,” says the bowling buddy. “And the best part is that it lasts up to one year.” What is Coolief? C...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Arthritis Bones and joints Osteoarthritis Pain Management Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
AbstractOsteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic progressive, painful disease of synovial joints, characterized by cartilage degradation, subchondral bone remodeling, osteophyte formation, and synovitis. It is now widely appreciated that the innate immune system, and in particular Toll-like receptors (TLRs), contributes to pathological changes in OA joint tissues. Furthermore, it is now also increasingly recognized that TLR signaling plays a key role in initiating and maintaining pain. Here, we reviewed the literature of the past 5  years with a focus on how TLRs may contribute to joint damage and pain in OA. We discuss biolo...
Source: Seminars in Immunopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
The OsteoArthritis and Therapy for Sleep (OATS) study is a population-based randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) with four innovative methodological aims. These are to: (1) Enroll representative participants across Washington state, including those from medically underserved communities; (2) Enroll persons with persistent insomnia and chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain; (3) Test a scalable CBT-I intervention; and (4) Evaluate patient-reported outcomes (insomnia, pain severity, fatigue, depression) and cost-effectiveness over one year.
Source: Contemporary Clinical Trials - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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