Rotator cuff tears rarely heal themselves

Full-thickness rotator cuff tears tend to increase in size over time and rarely heal without surgery, researchers from Israel report in the February 10 online issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. “Full-thickness rotator cuff tears tend to increase in size in about half of patients ages 60 years or younger,” the investigators say. […]

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On March 3, 2011, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin

Women’s quality of life improves after uterine fibroid treatment

Women who received one of three treatments for uterine fibroids at Brigham and Women’s Hospital said their symptoms diminished and their quality of life significantly increased, according to a new study published online today in Radiology. In addition, patients preferred less invasive procedures such as MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) or uterine artery embolization (UAE). Dr. […]

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On March 1, 2011, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin

AAOS: New MRI techniques benefit cartilage damage diagnosis

New MRI techniques are making it easier to diagnose cartilage damage earlier, which may result in fewer hip replacements in young patients, according to a February 18 presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Diego. Paul Beaulé, MD, of the Joint Replacement Institute, said he advocated reducing the incidence […]

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On February 18, 2011, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin