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  • Researchers find face masks don't hinder breathing during exercise

    A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that exercise performance and blood and muscle oxygen levels are not affected for healthy individuals wearing a face mask during strenuous workouts.

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  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip Overview

    Transient osteoporosis of the hip is a condition that occurs for unknown reasons. The condition is characterized by a spontaneous onset of hip pain associated with x-ray signs of osteoporosis and MRI evidence of bone inflammation.

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  • How Is a Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosed?

    A doctor or physiotherapist can use one of more than 25 functional tests during a physical exam to diagnosis a torn rotator cuff. Some of these tests directly indicate a rotator cuff injury and others rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum.

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  • A Lengthy Delay in Rotator Cuff Surgery May Increase the Odds of Needing a Revision

    According to a retrospective study from researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), patients who underwent surgery 6 weeks to 12 months after a rotator cuff tear diagnosis had better outcomes than those who delayed surgery for more than 12 months.

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  • Acupuncture Before THA May Reduce Postoperative Opioid Use, Improve Pain Control

    In a study from the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, veterans who received acupuncture treatment before undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) reported less postoperative pain and need far fewer opioids than veterans in the control group who did not receive acupuncture. Veterans in the acupuncture group also reported that they were more satisfied with their pain control.

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