She Had Pain in Her Knee but No Obvious Injury. Why?

An 11-year-old athlete was suffering from pain, but all her tests kept coming back negative. What was going on?
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Knees Antibiotics X-Rays Sanders, Lisa Westchester County (NY) Bacteria Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Surgical excision of forearm osteochondromas with ulnar tether release in the preadolescent patients improves carpal slip, may help to prevent subsequent surgical reconstruction and provides satisfactory clinical results at an average 7-year follow-up. Level of Evidence: Level III—therapeutic study.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Selected Items Source Type: research
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent more than a month critically ill and hospitalized before his surgery—doesn’t remember any of it. “I was trying to think of the last thing I could remember, and it was summer,” says Ament, talking on the record for the first time. [When I woke up,] it was almost snowi...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our evidence suggests that the L5-KAL can serve as an indicator of the thoracic curve change in Scheuermann's disease and postural kyphosis patients and should be considered in clinical practice. PMID: 31940713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Conclusions Axial SpA represents a spectrum of diseases. Its clinical associations with uveitis should be distinguished from those of traditional AS.
Source: JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Mazzantini M, Figliomeni A, Bottai V, Manca ML, Puglioli M, Di Munno O, Mosca M Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess vertebral fracture (VFx) occurrence after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) in patients with osteoporosis (OP), primary or secondary to chronic glucocorticoid (GC) therapy. METHODS: Prospective study of a 2-year follow-up. PRIMARY OUTCOME: proportion of patients with new VFx 24 months after PVP. Eligible patients were osteoporotic patients with VFx and pain resistant to conventional therapy, under GC therapy (n=70) or not (n=71), who underwent PVP. X-rays of dorso/lumbar spine were perform...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA, MD Slumdog TB No one knows who gave Rahul Roy tuberculosis. Roy’s charmed life as a successful trader involved traveling in his Mercedes C class between his apartment on the plush Nepean Sea Road in South Mumbai and offices in Bombay Stock Exchange. He cared little for Mumbai’s weather. He seldom rolled down his car windows – his ambient atmosphere, optimized for his comfort, rarely changed. Historically TB, or “consumption” as it was known, was a Bohemian malady; the chronic suffering produced a rhapsody which produced fine art. TB was fashionable in Victorian Britain...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Health Tech Saurabh Jha TB tuberculosis Source Type: blogs
By AMEYA KULKARNI, MD When Samuel Morse left his New Haven home to paint a portrait of the Maquis du Lafayette in Washington DC, it was the last time he would see his pregnant wife. Shortly after his arrival in Washington, his wife developed complications during childbirth. A messenger took several days on horseback to relay the message to Mr Morse. Because the trip back to New Haven took several more, his wife had died by the time he arrived at their home.  So moved was he by the tragedy of lost time that he dedicated the majority of the rest of his life to make sure that this would never happen to anyone again. H...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Medical Practice Ameya Kulkarni Global Health Maternal mortality public health Source Type: blogs
ConclusionAdults with spastic diplegic CP who received their first orthopaedic intervention more than 15  years ago (based on ISA) showed similar incidence of spinal deformities as reported in the younger CP population, suggesting stability of spinal curvature into adulthood.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionAmong the patients with VCD/VCF, the false negative rate among was 23.9% (17/71), but the missed cases were all minimal or mild grades. One or more VCFs were missed in 32.4% (23/71) of the cases with multiple VCFs. Appropriate severity grading was not reported for most cases.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Authors: AlShazli ABAD, Amer AY, Sultan AM, Barakat AS, Koptan W, ElMiligui Y, Shaker H Abstract Study Design: This was a prospective case series of 30 patients with post-discectomy syndrome with an average of 18 months of follow-up (level IV). Purpose: The efficacy of post-discectomy syndrome managed by minimally invasive surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) was evaluated. Overview of Literature: In post-discectomy syndrome wherein conservative treatment had failed, the best surgical treatment modality still remains controversial. Methods: Patients were functionally assessed using ...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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