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Research    Orthopedics    Pediatrics

More Intense Exercise Reduces Post-Concussion Anxiety in Teens, Study Finds

Returning to moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) after a concussion may play a vital role in helping teens feel less anxious while recovering from the injury, according to a new study from researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Research    Orthopedics

New Faculty Member in Department of Orthopedics Brings Expertise in Prosthetic Limb Technology 

Eric J. Earley, PhD, a new faculty member in the Department of Orthopedics in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is bringing his expertise in prosthetic limbs to the department’s Osseointegration Research Consortium. Led by Jason Stoneback, MD, the lab is focused on developing and improving bone-anchored limb technology aimed at creating prosthetic limbs that can be directly inserted into bones, as opposed to the traditional prosthetic that attaches via a socket that goes around the outside of the limb.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 24, 2023
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Patient Care    Orthopedics

Tissue Donation: Lesser Known But Just as Vital 

Checking the donor box on your driver’s license application doesn’t just qualify you to donate organs such as kidneys, heart, and lungs; it also allows you to donate musculoskeletal tissue to patients awaiting repair of knees, ankles, and damaged tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 27, 2023
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Community    Sports Medicine    Orthopedics

Conference Brings Physicians to Colorado to Learn How to Treat Extreme Sports Athletes 

With session titles like “Commando and Military Injuries: Late Night Stories,” “Surfing in the Olympics,” and “Cave Diving: The Deadliest Extreme Sport on Earth, or Not?,” you can tell this isn’t your average medical conference. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 18, 2022
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School of Medicine In the News


The Wheel Thing: Too Old To Drive? How To Tell

news outletLAist
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2024

For several decades, highway safety efforts have been focused primarily on teen drivers. They are much more likely to be involved in accidents, and also more likely to die in car crashes.

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KFF Health News

‘Fourth Wave’ of Opioid Epidemic Crashes Ashore, Propelled by Fentanyl and Meth

news outletKFF Health News
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic’s “fourth wave,” which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation’s drug problem.

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Hospice News

How Palliative Care Could Help Break the SNF-to-Hospital Cycle

news outletHospice News
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

A dearth of coordination or integration between rehab teams and palliative care teams routinely forces some patients into a cycle between the hospital and the nursing home in their last year of life.

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Brain Tomorrow

Chronic Back Pain? Treat Your Brain, Not Your Back

news outletBrain Tomorrow
Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

An important new study indicates that for some sufferers of chronic back pain, retraining the brain’s perception of pain may yield greater relief than treating the back only as the site of the pain.

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