Gregory Galano, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER. […]

Liposomal bupivacaine, interscalene block had similar efficacy in total shoulder arthroplasty

Results published in Orthopedics showed similar efficacy between injectable liposomal bupivacaine and an interscalene brachial plexus block among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty. Read more Source: Healio

Lack of motion at 8 weeks after conservative care of patients with humeral shaft fractures predicted union

Lack of motion after 8 weeks predicted union in patients treated nonoperatively for humeral shaft fractures, and surgical intervention may be beneficial for patients with gross motion but who lack of callus formation at this time, according to a presenter at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting. Read more Source: Healio

First FDA-approved stem cell trial for shoulder injuries reaches full enrollment

The trial is the first in the United States to offer an FDA-approved adipose-derived stem cell trial for shoulder injuries. The trial opened in Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls in December 2016. In this trial, one’s own adipose stem cells are used to determine if they can repair partial thickness rotator cuff tears. Read […]

Hybrid-cage glenoid prosthesis yielded similar or better outcomes vs cemented peg glenoid for TSA

Similar, and at times better, clinical outcomes were found among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty with a hybrid-cage glenoid prosthesis vs. a cemented peg glenoid prosthesis, according to a presenter at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting. Read more Source: Healio

What is causing the pain in my shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain is a very common experience, with causes ranging from simple strains to serious conditions, such as heart attacks or liver problems. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Joint aches and pains are among the most common complaints doctors hear. When it comes to the knees in particular, there are a few things you can do to prevent problems. Read more Source: News Medical Net

What is the Fix for Increasing ACL Tears in Kids?

Highly competitive youth leagues have largely replaced more laid-back pickup games. Kids are increasingly specializing in a single sport year-round, rather than bouncing from one game to the next with long, languid off-seasons in between. Experts say that fundamental shift in how kids and parents approach sports – and how much kids play – may […]

Underweight female runners more likely to get stress fractures

Female runners who are underweight have a higher risk for injury and take longer to heal, according to a new study. A researcher studied dozens of Division I athletes over three years and found that those with a body mass index of 19 or below were likely to develop stress fractures because their bodies are […]

Study looks at needles in treatment for shoulder pain

According to a new study, the type of procedure used to treat shoulder calcifications should be tailored to the type of calcification. The results of the study will help interventional radiologists determine whether to use one or two needles for an ultrasound-guided treatment for a common condition called rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy. Read more Source: […]


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