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Types of Knee Braces for Support and Injury Prevention

The use of knee braces in sports medicine is a controversial topic. Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions. But do knee braces help? Functional knee braces are designed to substitute for damaged ligaments. For example, a patient who sustains an ACL tear may be offered a knee brace to […]

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Ulnar Nerve Injury

The ulnar nerve is one of the major nerves of the upper extremity. Nerves are structures that allow information to travel from the brain to the periphery of your body, and nerves can also send messages back to the brain. Nerves in the upper extremity carry important information about sensations that you can feel, and […]

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Elbow Injuries and Rehabilitation

Stress on this joint can affect the surrounding ligaments and muscles and cause tissue damage. Learn more about elbow anatomy, injuries, and rehabilitation. Two ligaments are present in the elbow joint-the ulnar collateral ligament and the radial collateral ligament. These ligaments provide strength and support to the joint, as do the surrounding muscles. Source: Verywell […]

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AAOS: Underweight status increases shoulder arthroplasty complications

Underweight patients have a high number of adverse events and postoperative infections after total shoulder arthroplasty, even compared with super morbidly obese patients, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 12 to 16 in Las Vegas. Taylor Ottesen, of the Yale School of […]

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Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Stiff or tight shoulders can cause discomfort and limit a person’s range of motion. If the tightness goes unchecked, it can lead to neck pain and cause tension headaches. In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. We also discuss what causes shoulder tightness and how to prevent it. Source: Medical News […]

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