In The News
After reviewing corticosteroid injections of the shoulder region, we will now move distally down the arm and into the elbow, wrist and hand. This article will cover some of the randomized trials and reviews on corticosteroid injections for some of the most common issues that present to a sports medicine practice including lateral and medial epicondylitis, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Zhaoli Dai, Ph.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring Osteoarthritis Study to assess how BMI and inflammation might impact the observed association between greater fiber intake and the lower risk for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
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.