January 2014

Distinguishing Orthopedic Deformities in Kids

January 31, 2014

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Among its comprehensive review articles on spinal deformities, fractures, and other pediatric orthopedic conditions, the December 2013 issue of Surgery includes a concise and interesting article on the many foot problems orthopedic surgeons may encounter in children.

Rapid Weight Loss Predicts Gallstone Formation After Bariatric Surgery

January 28, 2014

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Though bariatric surgery offers obese patients the opportunity to take off and keep off excess weight, those who experience rapid weight loss after surgery have a greater risk of developing gallstones.

Can a Hamstring Tendon Rupture End an NFL Career?

January 14, 2014

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Early repair of complete hamstring tendon rupture offers good-to-excellent recovery of hamstring strength and endurance in professional football players, although the injury may be a marker of elite-level physical deterioration.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy May Speed Healing in Surgical Wounds

January 13, 2014

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As many surgeons know, acute surgical wounds occasionally heal slowly as a result of poor local blood supply, infection, blood vessel damage, or a combination of factors. Fortunately, new research suggests hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can speed healing in those difficult wounds.

Identifying Risk Factors for Overuse Injury and Burnout in Youth Athletes

January 08, 2014

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In light of the increasingly intense competition in youth sports, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has issued a new position statement that is of interest to healthcare providers, especially surgeons.

Dramatic Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery Can Alter Identity

January 07, 2014

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While numerous patients require psychiatric interventions before and immediately after surgery, a new report addresses a different psychological process that can occur months or even years later: major quality-of-life (QOL) perception changes related to dramatic weight loss.

Recent Changes, Surgical Successes in Cleft Palate Procedures

January 06, 2014

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In a new paper, Kyle J. Chepla, MD, and Arun K. Gosain, MD, evaluated the management of orofacial cleft in the wake of the 2010 Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery article on the subject.