Mehul R Shah, M.D. - Orthopaedic Surgeon - New York Hospital for Joint Diseases - NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER
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  • 82% of college football players return to field after ACL surgery, shows study

    High-level college football players frequently return to the field after an ACL reconstruction, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study added to earlier research by exploring specific factors that affected return to play, including player standing on rosters and year in school.

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  • Houston Methodist sports medicine experts discuss important facts about mouthguards

    After every play, we all see the athletes adjusting their mouthguards, but what do they actually protect? Houston Methodist sports medicine experts discuss important facts about mouthguards. Can wearing a mouthguard prevent a concussion? "No, mouthguards cannot prevent a concussion," said Dr. Vijay Jotwani, a sports medicine-focused primary care physician with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. "Mouthguards do not affect the movement of the brain within the skull and cerebrospinal fluid, so they are ineffective at reducing the forces on the brain that cause concussions.

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  • How to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

    Get out and enjoy winter but take steps to protect yourself from common ski- and snowboard-related injuries such as sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures, an orthopedist says. "No matter your skill level, everyone is susceptible to injury on the slopes," said Dr. Allston Stubbs, an associate professor of orthopedics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a center news release. "Most of these injuries happen at the end of the day, so you may want to think twice before going for 'one last run,' especially when you're tired."

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  • Research aims to improve repair of rotator cuff injuries

    Rotator cuff tears are among the most common orthopedic injuries suffered by adults in the United States, due to wear and tear or the effects of age. With a 94 percent failure rate for surgical repairs of large tears in older patients, it's no surprise that the injury is a major cause of pain and disability.

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  • Stem Cell Therapy Following Meniscus Knee Surgery May Reduce Pain, Restore Meniscus

    A single stem cell injection following meniscus knee surgery may provide pain relief and aid in meniscus regrowth, according to a novel study appearing in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).

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  • Study highlights importance of Bankart lesion size for arthroscopic repair techniques

    One of the first studies to analyze the outcomes of arthroscopic repair according to lesion size suggests small-sized bony Bankart lesions should be treated with a different procedure than lesions measuring 12.5% to 25% of the inferior glenoid width.

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  • Early motion shows results comparable to immobilization after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

    In a 30-month follow-up of young patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, researchers found no significant differences in shoulder function between those who had early passive range of motion and patients who were immobilized.

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  • Improper way of working out may do more harm than good

    With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good.

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  • Hours spent in organized sports may predict young athlete injury

    Athletes ages 8 to 18 who spend twice as many hours per week in organized sports than in free play, and especially in a single sport, are more likely to be injured, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

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  • Reason for seeking treatment influences preoperative expectations of arthroscopic shoulder surgery

    Researchers from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute analyzed patient expectations before arthroscopic shoulder surgery and found that while the main expectation of all patients was return to sport, secondary expectations varied in importance depending on the reason why patients sought treatment.

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  • Surgeons describe new knee ligament

    At the Belgian University Hospitals Leuven, two knee surgeons have for the first time given a full anatomical description of a new ligament that they term the anterolateral ligament (ALL).

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  • Early loading improves mechanical properties of healing Achilles tendons

    Researchers found patients had increased mechanical properties of tendon healing with early tensional loading after repair surgery for Achilles tendon rupture compared to patients completely immobilized in a cast postoperatively.

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  • Lower degrees of dominant humeral torsion results in severe upper extremity injuries for pitchers

    Major League Baseball pitchers with lower degrees of dominant humeral torsion had more severe upper extremity injuries, and pitchers with lower side-to-side differences in torsion experienced more severe dominant upper extremity injuries, according to results of this recently published study.

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  • Contact-sport brain trauma may affect personality and cognition

    Scientists have discovered that repeated brain trauma, which commonly occurs in athletes, may affect behavior, mood and thinking abilities, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

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  • How to Know If Shoulder Pain Might Be Rotator Cuff Disease

    A positive painful arc test and a positive external rotation resistance test in a patient with shoulder pain has a high likelihood of being rotator cuff disease (RCD). And a positive lag test (external or internal rotation) likely means a full-thickness rotator cuff tear.

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