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Cholesterol levels and tendon pain may be related

(Reuters Health) – People with unhealthy blood cholesterol levels are more likely to have tendon pain or altered tendon structure, according to a new review. Cholesterol is essential for life, but too much in the blood increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and may also be linked to musculoskeletal problems, such as tendon injuries, said […]

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Could aspirin shoulder the burden of inflammation?

Aspirin could be used as an anti-inflammatory drug, bringing relief to the thousands who suffer with shoulder pain, Oxford University researchers have found. In n a study published in journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists from the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences looked at tendons taken from patients suffering from shoulder pain. Source: […]

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New treatment option may be on the horizon for polymyalgia rheumatica

A drug approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech), is a potential new therapy for patients with polymyalgia rheumatica, according to an open-label, phase II study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals on November 10. The inflammatory disorder impacts 1% of people over the age […]

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Common shoulder dislocation can heal just as well without surgery: Study

Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical treatment typically experience fewer complications and return to work sooner, according to new research published today in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The AC joint is located at […]

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Treatment of shoulder instability helps return collegiate athletes to playing field

Athletes who suffer a shoulder instability injury may return to play more successfully after being treated arthroscopically compared to nonoperative treatment, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. Our research highlights that collegiate collision athletes with in-season shoulder instability injuries are more likely to return to […]

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