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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

Source: HealthDay

Waiting until you’re thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.

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What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?

Source: Medical News Today

Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the connective tissues that help the shoulder to move. The condition is also called an impinged shoulder or impingement syndrome.

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Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery

Source: HealthDay

The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It’s common for athletes – for example, baseball pitchers – to injure this area.

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Study shows men and women tear ACL the same way in non-contact injury

Source: Science Daily

While women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee, the cause of this injury is no different between the sexes, according to new research.

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Hip dysplasia — when is surgery required?

Source: Newsnetwork

Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the top portion of the thigh bone doesn’t fit properly in the socket portion of the hip joint — either because it is out of place or it is not the correct shape. In many cases, this condition is present at birth. Some people may not be diagnosed during childhood, however, and only when symptoms appear later is the problem identified. Although some adults with hip dysplasia need surgery to correct the problem, total hip replacement isn’t always necessary.

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Hip dysplasia — when is surgery required?

Source: Healio

Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder. Capsular laxity, humeral retrotorsion, glenoid retroversion, glenohumeral internal rotation deficit, and scapular dyskinesis can all contribute to shoulder dysfunction and pain.

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Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

Source: Medical Xpress

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes.

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Return to Work After Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients 55 Years and Younger at Average 5-Year Follow-up

Source: Healio

As the number of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasties performed on younger patients continues to grow, return to work after surgery becomes increasingly important. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty to return patients 55 years or younger to work postoperatively. A retrospective review was performed of consecutive anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty patients.

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