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Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute Archives

Broken shoulder leads to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery study

Dec. 13, 2016—After injuring his shoulder, a psychology professor collaborated with his orthopedic surgeon on a study to see how quickly patients regained their typing speed after carpal tunnel surgery.

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VUMC study shifts thinking on how bone fractures heal

Aug. 13, 2015—New findings show that fibrin, a protein that was thought to play a key role in fracture healing, is not required, shifting understanding of how fractures heal.

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Stuffed animals bring bacteria to OR

Apr. 17, 2015—Stuffed animals that pediatric patients bring to the operating room are a reservoir of bacteria that can be effectively sterilized in a household washer/dryer the day before surgery.

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Rehab efforts help patient regain steps, golf stroke

Jan. 23, 2014—When Doug Reinhard arrived at Vanderbilt in September 2012 he was in a wheelchair, couldn’t feel his feet and definitely could not swing a golf club.

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‘Longevity’ gene has role in bone loss

Dec. 6, 2012—A gene associated with long life participates in the normal regulation of bone remodeling and may have a role in bone loss associated with aging.

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‘Miracle man’ rolls down long road to recovery

Jul. 26, 2012—He was going less than 30 miles per hour, but James Simmons’ motorcycle was no match for the car that pulled out in front of him on Lock 4 Road in Gallatin.

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Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center offering pre-concussion baseline tests to community athletes

Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall. Testing includes the computerized ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test, a balance assessment and an individual neurologic history. “This gives our physicians a snapshot of your baseline...

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Long live the therapeutic stem cells

May. 17, 2012—Enhancing stem cell survival is key to improving cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine, and a new drug could help.

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