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Images in Clinical Medicine: Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures
A recent case of a 38-year-old man with end-stage renal disease highlighted the rare but significant complication of quadriceps tendon rupture, often associated with chronic kidney disease and secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Emergency Medicine November 15th 2023
Clinical Efficacy and Safety of the Intra-articular Injection of Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
This in-depth research opens up potential avenues for the use of ADMSCs in managing K-L grade 3 knee osteoarthritis, particularly in terms of pain and functional improvements, signifying a promising frontier in osteoarthritis treatment.
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Association of Low-Dose Colchicine with Incidence of Knee and Hip Replacements
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Family Medicine/General Practice June 6th 2023
Acromioclavicular Joint Injury
This deep-dive into acromioclavicular joint injuries unpacks everything a physician needs to know about these prevalent injuries. Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injuries, mostly traumatic, can occur across all ages but are more frequent in males aged 20-40, often related to contact sports. Patients usually present with vague shoulder pain and swelling, but visible deformity is rare. Two mechanisms contribute to ACJ injuries: direct, resulting from a direct blow or fall onto the shoulder, and indirect, arising from a fall onto an outstretched hand or elbow. Imaging is crucial for diagnosis. The Rockwood system, among others, categorizes these injuries into six types. Plain radiographs, including an axillary view, generally suffice for accurate grading. However, in certain scenarios, CT or MRI might be necessary. In case of an injury suspicion with initial normal radiographs or contemplating surgical intervention on a type III injury, additional weight-bearing stress views can be beneficial. Indications of ACJ injury on a plain radiograph may include soft tissue swelling, acromioclavicular joint widening, increased coracoclavicular distance, and superior displacement of the distal clavicle. The treatment choice hinges largely on the patient’s age, lifestyle, and injury type. Conservative management typically applies to types I and II injuries, surgical treatment to types […]
Emergency Medicine May 24th 2023