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  • Knee, Shoulder Surgeries Without Opioids? It's Possible, Study Finds

    New research suggests one way to handle pain for minimally invasive knee or shoulder surgery could be as simple as combining three common medications: the anti-inflammatory naproxen (Aleve); pain reliever acetaminophen (Tylenol); and pantoprazole (Protonix), a proton-pump inhibitor used for gastrointestinal issues.

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  • 8 Types of Shoulder Surgeries

    Shoulder surgery is often necessary for many common shoulder problems. Procedures can range from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to more traditional ​open surgeries using a scalpel and sutures.1 Arthroscopic surgery is a type of surgery where instruments are inserted through keyhole-sized incisions in your shoulder.

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  • Research shows it's how often you do it, not how much

    So… should I exercise a little bit every day, or exercise for longer once a week? It's a dilemma faced by many health-conscious people—and new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) is answering the question.

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  • Low Rate of Serious Adverse Events Linked to Shoulder Surgery

    The risk for serious adverse events associated with common shoulder arthroscopy procedures is low, according to a study published online July 6 in The BMJ.

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  • What Is a Torn Shoulder Labrum?

    To compensate for the shallow shoulder socket, the joint has a cuff of cartilage called a labrum that forms a cup for the end of the arm bone. When a patient sustains a shoulder injury, it is possible that the patient has a labral tear. The labrum also becomes more brittle with age and can fray and tear as part of the aging process.

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  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination
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