Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.
Two medical experts believe an extremely tall player such as Kristaps Porzingis could have a normal recovery and rehab while returning from an ACL tear — citing a lack of evidence to the contrary.
The perfect golf swing is one of the most elusive skills in sports, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro. Some golfers would do anything to hit the ball correctly, including shelling out $675 to cover their bodies in sensors and swing a golf club in a room full of high-tech video cameras.
An injury to a flexor tendon is basically an injury to your muscle. The flexor muscles are the muscles that allow you to bend your fingers. These muscles are able to move your fingers through tendons, which are cord-like extensions that connect your muscle to your bone.