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New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack.
On Monday, January 14th, our department is opening the Essex Crossing ambulatory surgery center. Essex Crossing consists of four operating rooms. We are staffing two operating rooms immediately and will staff the remaining two on July 1st. In total, we will have four ambulatory OR’s at Essex Crossing and six at our 38th Street ASC location. This is in addition to the OR’s at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, and those at Tisch/Kimmel. In order to accommodate this growth, we are expanding the roles of the physician leadership.
Patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block plus soft tissue infiltration with Exparel when undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty used significantly more narcotics postoperatively and had no significant reduction in pain scores in the early postoperative period compared with patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block alone, according to results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.
Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility—and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.