Patient Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Physical Therapy Utilization after Uncomplicated Meniscectomy
Meniscal tears are common orthopaedic injuries that may be caused by trauma or degenerative changes in the knee joint. The extent to which physical therapy (PT) is used after meniscectomy is unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the extent to which PT is implemented after meniscectomy and to identify factors associated with its utilization.
Yale Medicine Partners with Connecticut Whale to Provide Comprehensive Medical Care
The Connecticut Whale women’s professional hockey team announced today that Yale Medicine will provide the team with medical care. A Yale Medicine team physician will administer sports medicine pre- and post-season physicals, and provide game day medical triage and optimal athletic medicine off the ice.
Healthcare is a Team Effort for Connecticut Sun
The elite players of the WNBA Connecticut Sun know that winning is a team effort. So, too, do the medical professionals from Yale New Haven Health and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital who provide an array of healthcare services to keep the players in winning form under the leadership of team physician, Michael Medvecky, MD.
Medical School Professor Runs Through All 169 Connecticut Towns
Edward Snyder, MD, professor of laboratory medicine, doesn’t run to win, but he does run for the crown of a king. Last March, Snyder achieved a goal 16 years in the making—running races in all 169 towns in Connecticut. Those few who complete the feat are crowned as royalty by his running club.
For a cross-country skier, disk replacement surgery ended a battle with back pain
Danette Guay, 49, of Middletown, suffered back pain but balked at a spinal fusion procedure. Instead, artificial disk replacement allows her to continue to enjoy gardening and cross-country skiing.Source: Yale Medicine
Data question universal restriction of vigorous exercise for people with HCM
Adults with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who engaged in vigorous exercise were at no greater risk for death, cardiac arrest or other outcomes compared with those engaging in low-to-moderate-intensity physical activity.Source: Healio
Even Vigorous Exercise Appears Safe for Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: LIVE-HCM
People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), needn't be routinely advised against vigorous exercise, suggests a prospective study of patients with clinically evident or a genetic predisposition to HCM.Source: Medscape
Vigorous exercise does not increase risk of serious cardiac events in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
People with the inherited heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who exercised vigorously did not have an increased incidence of serious cardiac events during three years of follow-up.Source: News-Medical.Net
Cardiac arrests like Damar Hamlin’s are rare—but teams must be prepared
Buffalo Bills safety player Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field during Monday night’s football game versus the Cincinnati Bengals after a blow to the chest. Hamlin immediately became unresponsive, falling into cardiac arrest and prompting medical staff to start life-resuscitating measures. Liz Gardner, MD weighs in on the rarity of heart problems in impact sports but explains that teams need to be prepared.Source: Popular Science