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  • Managing Pain in Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients

    Regional anesthesia – specifically, interscalene blocks – have been advocated as an alternative to intravenous opioids to manage pain in patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty. They’ve generally done a good job of providing analgesia. [1-3] The problem, as described by Thomas (Quin) Throckmorton, MD, during a presentation at ICJR’s 7th Annual Shoulder Course, is that interscalene blocks are associated with some pretty serious side effects, including respiratory side effects similar to those associated with opioid use.

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  • Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation

    Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. Painful and disabling, they can adversely impact quality of life. New approaches are required to help patients suffering from chronic tendon injuries. A novel study identified mediators that promote resolution of inflammation as potential new therapeutics to push chronically injured tendons down an inflammation-resolving pathway.

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  • Is Partial Knee Replacement Right For You?

    The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.

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  • What is claudication?

    Claudication is muscular pain, cramping, or fatigue that typically occurs during exercise and goes away with rest.

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  • Causes of Rotator Cuff Pain and Treatment Options

    Rotator cuff pain is most commonly caused by an inflamed tendon (tendinitis) or torn tendon.

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