A pain management regimen without opioids offered the same pain relief as common prescription opioids, according to two recent studies of common sports surgeries.
Two new studies on pain relief suggest there is a safer alternative to addictive opioid painkillers after knee and shoulder surgery.
The most common cause of knee pain can hit you in your 30s as easily as it can in your 60s and 70s. Osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear arthritis,” is the most common cause of knee pain – and the most common form of arthritis.
Professional baseball players are likely to return to sport after a meniscectomy, according to a new study. The study, “Performance and Return to Sports After Meniscectomy in Professional Baseball Players,” was published online on February 11, 2022, in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
A study by Henry Ford Health System published in the October issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine provides a promising answer to the question “Can patients effectively manage their pain after ACL knee reconstruction surgery without opioids?”
Results showed use of blood flow restriction therapy in the early postoperative period after ACL reconstruction may improve short-term pain scores and quadriceps strength within the first 3 months after surgery.
Regardless of patellar height and trochlear dysplasia, isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded “excellent” midterm outcomes with low redislocation rates in skeletally immature patients, according to published results.