Return to sport activity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A 6–10 years follow-up

ConclusionDespite the recovery of patients after ACL reconstruction during long-term follow-up in athletes, return to sport activity similar to pre-injury in female, older peoples, overweight patients and athletes with chondral lesion were lower. However, these conditions do not apply to the meniscus rupture.
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a chronic pain condition that is one of the leading causes of physical impairment and disability across the world.40 The prevalence of KOA is expected to continuously escalate due to population aging and increases in obesity rates.63 Women are particularly at-risk for developing chronic pain and KOA.20,43 Further, women generally report higher pain-related symptoms (including KOA symptoms57), evoked-pain sensitivity, and lower pain tolerance compared to men.20,43
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
Conclusion: The severity of clinical manifestations and radiographic area changes may affect functional ability and the quality of life in knee OA patients living in rural areas, which requires adequate treatment and physical therapy. PMID: 31662813 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag 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
Abstract Background: The aim of this prospective cohort study was to determine the effect of preoperative mental health status on functional outcome 1 year after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Methods: Data were collected for 677 patients from a randomized controlled trial in Alberta who received primary THA between April 2005 and June 2006 (sex, age, body mass index [BMI], comorbidities, back pain and need for another lower limb arthroplasty procedure within 1 yr after surgery). The Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) mental health ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Can J Surg Source Type: research
hey all, I’m doing a significant amount genicular RFA with mixed results. Mainly in patients who are non-surgical candidate with severe knee osteoarthritis, morbid obesity etc. I work in the hospital when I started they already had coolief so I have been using that exclusively. Used it in fellowship. based on the Franco cadaver study, the superior medial and superior lateral Lie in the 50th to 75th percent depth of the distal femur, So I do two lesions at the sites (even with cooled), one... Genicular RFA. Any input helpful!
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
ConclusionsLeg muscle asymmetry in men, irrespective of obesity, was associated with significantly higher grade of radiographic knee OA and prevalent knee pain. Longitudinal studies will be needed to determine the cause-and-effect relationship and to determine whether the higher or lower mass, beyond the asymmetry, is associated with radiographic severity or symptomatic knee OA.Key Points•Leg muscle asymmetry was related to prevalence and radiographic severity of knee OA, especially in men.•Leg muscle asymmetry was associated with knee pain.•Those with both leg muscle asymmetry and obesity showed higher prev...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Genicular nerve ablation with radiofrequency has demonstrated favorable outcomes with low complication rates.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, with study of the frailty syndrome still in its infancy, frailty analysis remains a major challenge. It is a challenge that needs to be overcome in order to shed light on the multiple mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of this syndrome. Although several mechanisms contribute to frailty, immune system alteration seems to play a central role: this syndrome is characterized by increased levels of pro-inflammatory markers and the resulting pro-inflammatory status can have negative effects on various organs. Future studies should aim to better clarify the immune system alteration in frailty, and seek to esta...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Ravalli S, Castrogiovanni P, Musumeci G Abstract Inactivity contributes to chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, and obesity. Sedentary habits can shorten life expectancy. Exercise has been widely proposed as a valuable approach to prevention. Regular physical activity, as part of one's daily routine, may help to manage pathological conditions. This editorial especially addresses osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative disease of the articular cartilage, which is one of the most common causes of disability worldwide. Standard treatments for this illness include surgical ...
Source: World Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: World J Orthop Source Type: research
Conclusion: In this study, easy-obtainable variables modestly improved the prediction of FKP and symptomatic KOA above age and BMI. To improve the identification of high-risk individuals, development of valid tests for other known risk factors, like meniscal damage, that are applicable in primary care, are urgently needed.
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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