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Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510074

Does Emu Oil Have a Role in the Relief of Non-Specific Pain? A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials Involving Emu Oil

David Sherwood, DO, Benjamin Gill, DO, MBA and Derick Schirmer, MS

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 13, 2020

Given a previous review on emu oil from 2014, which concluded a lack of clinical trial evidence, these authors set out to summarize the literature with regard to emu oil use for non-specific pain management. Non-specific pain management was selected as Google Trend data suggest that emu oil may be commonly amongst the general population for the treatment of non-specific pain. Using PRISMA guidelines, three randomized, controlled trial studies were identified, which found either no statistically ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510073

Case of Preslip Capital Femoral Epiphysis: A Visual Vignette

Mai Adnan Banjar, MBBS, EDiR, Premilla Pillay, MD, FRCR and Salil Babla Singbal, MBBS, FRCR

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: January 23, 2020

9-year-old presented with left thigh pain for several weeks. Physical assessment of gait noted external rotation of the left hip. Anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the hip demonstrated normal alignment. No fractures or dislocation. In particular, no femoral epiphysis slip was noted. The lateral view first interpreted as normal, although in hindsight there might have been subtle alignment irregularity. MRI was performed which showed high T2/STIR signal intensity with slight widening of t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510072

Reconstruction of Subacute Pectoralis Major Tendon Rupture from CrossFit Injury: Case Report and Literature Review

William H Miears, BS, Christian Douthit, MD and Mimi Zumwalt, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 18, 2020

Pectoralis major tendon ruptures are uncommon injuries that are most commonly seen in active males between 20-40 years of age. While the most frequently cited mechanism of injury is during bench press, other causes from activities such as contact sports have also been reported. With the rise in popularity of CrossFit, or high intensity variable functional training, practitioners may begin to notice an increase in other mechanisms of injury. In this clinical case we present a patient who ruptured...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510071

Gender and Ethnic Differences in Seeking Healthcare Plus Time of Recovery from Procedures for Shoulder and Knee Conditions

Amanda Weaver, Katerina Kellar, William H Miears, Rhett Butler, Ali Ashraf, MD, Adam Woolridge, MD, Anudeep Dasaraju, John Chappa, Matthew Ferguson, MD, George Brindley, MD, Phillip Watkins and Mimi Zumwalt, MD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 08, 2020

Previous studies have demonstrated that females have more severe pain in more locations in the body than males but tend to wait longer to seek help which leads to worse postoperative outcomes. Also, physicians may have an unconscious bias in recommending surgery more often for men than women. We analyzed 798 medical charts with chief complaints of shoulder or knee pain from 2007-2015. We categorized patients based on acute or chronic injury and then looked at time from referral to first orthoped...
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