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New Study Identifies Increased Fracture Risk for Older Pickleball Players

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 12, 2024)—Pickleball has become one of the fastest-growing sports in America, and with its increased popularity, the number of associated injuries has also risen. A new study presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), “Trends in Pickleball- Related Fractures in the United States: An Analysis of the 2002-2022 National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) Database” found that there was a 90-fold increase in fractures over the past 20 years and most occurred in players ages 60-69...

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Studies Show AI Chatbots Provide Inconsistent Accuracy for Musculoskeletal Health Information

  • Researchers agree: Orthopaedic surgeons remain the most reliable source of information
  • All chatbots displayed significant limitations, omitting critical steps in workup
  • Researchers summarize: ChatGPT is still not an adequate resource to answer patient questions; further work is needed to develop an accurate orthopaedic-focused chatbot is needed


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Younger Age of Primary ACL Injury, Decreased Time to Return to Sport Significantly Increases Risk of Secondary ACL Injury in Adolescent Athletes

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 12, 2024)—In adolescent athletes who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), the younger the athlete at the time of primary ACLR and an earlier return to sport (RTS) were significantly associated with an increased rate of secondary ACL injuries, according to new study presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)...

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Research Finds Robotic Assistance in Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty Does Not Improve Revision Rates Two Years Following Surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 12, 2024)—As the use of robotic assistance in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has grown, there has been limited research looking at whether it improved the risk of revision. New data showed that revision rates were similar in conventional and robotic-assisted cementless TKA at two years post-operatively...

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