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Missing Spondy/Pelvic Floor Muscle Link; $6 Million for Bone Infection Research; OrthoCarolina Adds 40th Location

(L to R) X-ray of the lateral lumbar spine with a spondylolisthesis L5-S1 and the muscles of the pelvic floor. / Source: Wikimedia Commons, Lucien Monfils, and OpenStax

Are hysterectomies the missing link for degenerative spondy? Telephus Medical has received a $6 million NIH grant for translational research on bone infection. And OrthoCarolina continues to expand, now adding its 40th location.

AAOS’ OrthoInfo Website Upgraded; Spine Complications Drop 36%; Waterless Hand Scrub Equal to Traditional Methods?

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AAOS has launched a better organized, souped up version of Review article finds that lean processes reduced spine surgery complications by 36%. And researchers in Japan find that waterless hand scrubbing is equal to traditional methods in terms of surgical site infection prevention.


Diving Injuries: The Obscure Corner of Sports Medicine

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Competitive diving starts in February and ends in July. In the 2012 Olympics, 8.1% of divers sustained a musculoskeletal injury. It is surprising that there still hasn’t been enough research to understand the risk of diving injuries. Here’s what key journals and the International Federation of Swimming are doing to shine a light on this obscure corner of sports medicine.