Study: High School Athletes Require Longer Recovery after Concussion
As Michigan high school football players prepare for the start of practices in preparation for the 2020 season, a new study from Henry Ford’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides a new perspective on concussions and brain injuries. The study recently published in a nationally recognized peer-reviewed journal for orthopedic surgeons reveals that young athletes are sidelined for at least one month after suffering a concussion, longer for repeated ones.
Managing Pain After Sports Medicine Surgery
Henry Ford research shows patients can recover safely with non-opioid medicines. Study finds common sports procedures can be performed with little or no opioids for pain relief. With opioid addiction soaring in the U.S., the study provides good news that an opioid painkiller may not be needed after common sports injury procedures. A mix of no-addictive medicines may be safer and equally successful in managing pain after shoulder or knee surgery, according to Henry Ford doctors who tested a different regimen for treating post-surgical pain with a combination of non-opioid medications, including anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and nerve pain relievers.;
The Urinary Catheter and Joint Replacement Surgery
A new study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has found that joint replacement surgery can be performed safely without patients needing a Foley urinary catheter, which for years has been part of the standard practice for this type of surgery. Researchers found that patients who underwent surgery without a catheter were at no increased risk of post-surgery complications than those who did have a catheter.
Return to Play After a Concussion is 19 Days
With NFL training camps under way for the 2019 season, a Henry Ford Hospital study on concussions found that the time players are sidelined has nearly tripled in the past 20 years. Sports medicine researchers at Henry Ford evaluated data from the 2012-2015 seasons and found that players who sustained a concussion returned to play on average 19 days later. That’s the equivalent of missing about 1 ½ games.
Space Travel and Your Joints
A novel Henry Ford Hospital study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? Researchers found early signs of cartilage breakdown in the mice, suggesting that the reduced biomechanical forces of spaceflight are at play on the musculoskeletal system.
Better Conditioning, Throwing Mechanics Key to Fewer Youth Pitching Elbow Injuries
Young baseball pitchers can reduce their risk for elbow injuries with better conditioning and throwing mechanics.
Once Waned from Use Years Ago, Mepivacaine Shows Promise for Knee Replacement Surgery
A numbing medicine largely abandoned decades ago for pain control during surgery could be making a comeback as an effective spinal anesthetic for today’s modern-day knee replacement.
Youth Pitchers: 5 Smart Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Injury
Steps can be taken by the baseball community and parents to prevent and reduce the risk of overuse injuries in youth pitchers.
Spring Training Alert: Core, Hip/Groin Injuries Prominent among Pitchers
The study, published in the February edition of the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, found that core and hip/groin injuries in Major League Baseball pitchers account for 21 percent of all pitching injuries that required time on the disabled list.
Femoral Nerve Block in ACL Surgery May Cause Complications
A nerve injection commonly used for pain control during knee reconstruction surgery is associated with complications in high school and collegiate athletes.
Treatment Type Matters in Shoulder Injuries in NFL Players
Players in the National Football League who opted for surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder are at less risk of re-injury once they return to play, compared to those who don’t have surgery.
2nd Tommy John Surgery Linked to Performance, Decline, Shortened Career
Major League Baseball pitchers who underwent a second Tommy John surgery saw their performance decline and their career shortened.
Throwing Fastballs May Be Linked to Tommy Johns Surgery in MLB Pitchers
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Major League Baseball pitchers who throw a high percentage of fastballs may be at increased risk for Tommy John surgery.