Low back surgery patients with previous hip replacement have worse pain after surgery

June 7, 2017 VIENNA — Patients who had previously undergone total hip replacement experienced less reduction of pain 1 year after low back surgery compared to patients with no prior total hip replacement, according to a presentation scheduled to be presented during the Free Papers award session for orthopaedics at the 18th EFORT Annual Congress…

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Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra Place okra into a bowl, and sprinkle with olive oil to moisten surfaces. Season with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. On a 400-450° pit, put okra directly on grill. Turn often until the first one pops open and you see the seeds. That’s when they are done. Bon Appétit

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Multivitamins: Is the Jury Still Out?

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH April 04, 2014 Hello. This is Dr. JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Today I want to talk about multivitamins. Is the jury still out? Should we be recommending multivitamins for our patients? Do we know who is a good…

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No significant benefit found between arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, placebo surgery

Sihvonen R, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211172. June 7, 2017 Recently published results showed patients with a degenerative meniscal tear who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy had no significant benefit over placebo surgery. “As the evidence started to mount that arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), the most common orthopedic procedure, offers little more than just placebo…

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The acupuncture effect on median nerve morphology in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: An ultrasonographic study

An increase in the cross sectional area (thickness) of the median nerve at the wrist is associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. This study showed that not only did acupuncture help with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, but also reduced the thickness of the median nerve! JUNE 07, 2017 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Ural…

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Non-Prescription Treatments for Menstrual Migraine

By Heidi Moawad, MD Non-Prescription Treatments for Menstrual Migraine  Given that this patient population is quite large, many patients who experience menstrual migraines are otherwise healthy and express a strong interest in attempting to prevent or manage their migraine headaches without the use of prescription strength medications. Some non-pharmacological therapies that have shown promise in…

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Nerve Conduction Studies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Gold Standard or Unnecessary Evil?

This orthopedic surgeon says, “It is my firm belief that in 30 years we are going to look back on electrodiagnostic testing for carpal tunnel syndrome and shake our heads in disbelief. We are going to say, “Can you believe that they used to repeatedly shock people and then stick needles in their muscles to…

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Brad – Right Shoulder Pain For 2 Years [video]

This is Brad’s response to his 1st treatment using Trigenics®.

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Knee Scope vs Conservative Treatment

With respect to function, this review identified moderate-certainty evidence that knee arthroscopy results in a very small improvement (4.9 on a 100-point scale) in the short term and very small or no improved function up to 2 years. My treatment plans outperform arthroscopic surgery in the first 6 months according to my data.  You can download an…

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Sham Knee Surgery as Good as the Real Thing

No difference in outcomes for patients with degenerative meniscal tears and no osteoarthritis! by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today May 28, 2017 After 2 years of follow-up, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) was no better than sham surgery for patients with degenerative medial meniscal tears and no evidence of knee osteoarthritis, reported Finnish researchers in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.…

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