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How to Prevent Pickleball Injuries

The explosion in pickleball’s popularity in recent years has also generated a surge in injuries related to the sport, which is a hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. From 2002 to 2022, there was a 90-fold increase in fractures related to pickleball, with most occurring in players between ages 60 and 69, according to a recent study.

Source: Yale Medicine
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  • Physician empathy linked to better outcomes in chronic pain patients

    Physician empathy is an important aspect in a doctor-patient relationship, and now it has been linked to better outcomes among people with chronic pain, a new study finds. The study, led by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, was published Thursday in JAMA Network Open. Patients under the care of very empathic physicians reported experiencing much better and clinically relevant outcomes related to pain, function and health-related quality of life over 12 months compared with those managed by slightly empathic physicians. Physician empathy was more strongly associated with favorable outcomes than nonpharmacological treatments, opioid therapy and lumbar spine surgery, the researchers noted.

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  • Six Faculty Selected as Research All Stars by Avant Garde Health

    Avant-Garde Health recently announced the Healthcare Research All-Stars 2024 list, which recognizes top physicians and hospitals across 10 specialties, including orthopedic surgery. Of 182 total orthopedic surgeons named nationwide, six department faculty members ranked within the top 5%.

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  • Minimally Invasive Avascular Necrosis Treatment Is Developed at Yale, Combining 3D Modeling With Computer Navigation

    In a paper published in the journal Arthroplasty Today, Daniel Wiznia, MD, Co-Director of Yale Medicine’s Avascular Necrosis Program, presents a new surgical technique designed to prevent or delay hip collapse in patients with femoral head avascular necrosis (AVN). Thanks to 3D innovations and novel applications to intraoperative navigation technology developed at Yale, Wiznia is leading a multidisciplinary approach to optimize clinical outcomes.

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  • Want to improve your posture? Experts share 5 tips that will help.

    A lifetime of slouching can cause physical discomfort as we age — and even wreak havoc on our health. Poor posture can make certain muscles and joints work overtime, causing them to become fatigued. In some cases, it can even exacerbate conditions like arthritis, lead to poor circulation or trigger jaw pain, headaches and more. Bad posture can also restrict the expansion of the lungs and diaphragm, making it more difficult to take a nice, deep breath.

    Source: Yahoo! Life
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  • Don’t Let These Common Injuries Hinder Pickleball Play Time

    Pickleball is more popular than ever and so are the injuries. Many first-time players are at risk for two common injuries. The first are injuries caused by tripping, falling and slipping, resulting in bruises, sprains and fractures. The second common injury associated with pickleball are overuse injuries. Playing too much in a short amount of time can result in shoulder, elbow and knee pain.

    Source: Yale New Haven Health
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  • How to ease chronic back pain with or without medication

    A total of 39 percent of adults and 45 percent of people ages 65 and up reported having had back pain in the previous three months, according to a 2021 report from the National Center for Health Statistics. And a systematic review published in 2022 in the Journal of Pain found that about 36 percent of adults ages 60 and up had chronic lower back pain (meaning it continued for at least 12 weeks).

    Source: Washington Post
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