What's New and Noteworthy
 

New Library Articles

Dr. Haverbush has recently completed several new medical articles for his Online Orthopaedics library. The new articles cover the following topics:
OSTEOPOROSIS FAMILY RELATIONSHIP

CAUDA EQUINA SYNDROME

NONSURGICAL TREATMENT OF SPINAL STENOSIS

KNEE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION MISCONCEPTIONS

ACL INJURIES IN WOMEN

LOWER BACK PAIN

BOTOX INJECTIONS FOR FIBROMYALGIA

 

FACTOID

A recent study found that women were nearly three times more likely to sustain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury while they were ovulating than during other points in their menstrual cycle. This pattern emerged only among women not on birth control pills. The findings suggest that oral contraception may provide some measure of protection from the injury. 65 women with ACL injuries were studied at the University of Michigan. The lead author of the study, Edward M. Wojtys, M.D. said that the findings did not suggest that birth control pills offer a way to prevent ACL injuries.