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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New article in Archives of Surgery addressing Ortho Resident work hours

Despite new limits on resident work hours almost half of the orthopedic residents at two of Harvard's hospitals said they were fatigued during work hours, and 27% said they were impaired by lack of sleep.

Moreover, the doctors-in-training said they average just a little over 5 hours' sleep daily during work weeks, Frank McCormick, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues reported in the May 21 issue of Archives of Surgery. MedPage Today

Quick and easy SI joint adjustment to correct joint rotation.

A quick fix is possible for sacroiliac joint pain in many children andadolescents (MedicalXpress)

Investigators report that a simple bedside manual therapy to correct a painful misaligned sacroiliac joint was highly successful in a group of 45 patients 10 to 20 years of age. Thirty-six patients (80 percent) obtained significant pain relief, whereas nine patients (20 percent) experienced minimal to no relief. In 24 patients (53 percent) complete resolution of pain was experienced immediately upon treatment. Only two patients required a second treatment because of symptom recurrence. These findings are reported in a new article of the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, "Sacroiliac joint pain in the pediatric population" (PDF).

Note: 20 years ago, while a student in Physical Therapy,  I had my wife treat my rotated right SI joint with this technique.  I felt a big pop and my long aching right SI joint problem went away and has not returned.