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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Preoperative Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Improves Postoperative Pain and Reduces Opioid Consumption After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Comparative Study

Pierre Barral, DO (France); Shahnaz Klouche, MD; Nathalie Barral, MD;; Yves-Pierre Lemoulec, MD; André Thés, MD; and Thomas Bauer, MD, PhD
Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty is a common therapeutic challenge that could lead to the overuse of opioids.
J Osteopath Med; 120(7): 436-445
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Return to Play After Concussion: Clinical Guidelines for Young Athletes

James A.D. Berry, DO; Margaret Wacker, MD; Rosalinda Menoni, MD; Bailey Zampella, DO; Gohar Majeed, DO; Samir Kashyap, DO; Hammad Ghanchi, DO; Christopher Elia, DO; Tyler Carson, DO; and Dan Miulli, DO
Physicians who evaluate young patients with concussion can protect them from sustaining further injury by using return to play guidelines and educating patients and their families. When implemented, these clinical scales and guidelines can prevent secondary injury and improve the ongoing care and long term outcomes of these patients. The authors review health risks and warning signs of concussion through information disseminated by schools and youth sports organizations.
J Osteopath Med; 119(12): 833-838
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Effects of Postisometric Relaxation on Ankle Plantarflexion and Timed Flutter Kick in Pediatric Competitive Swimmers

Lauren Noto-Bell, DO; Brittany N. Vogel, DO; and Danielle E. Senn, DO
Coaches and swimmers often seek ways to increase range of motion in the ankles. In this study of 15 healthy adolescent participants, researchers assessed whether applying the muscle energy technique principle of postisometric relaxation improved swimming performance.
J Osteopath Med; 119(9): 569-577
Letters to the Editor

Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine as an Adjunct for Concussion Management

Evelyn Eakin, DO
The author offers feedback on a previously published article: Patel KG, Sabini RC. Safety of osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine as an adjunct to conventional postconcussion symptom management: a pilot study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018;118(6):403-409. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.061
J Osteopath Med; 119(6): 342-342
Letters to the Editor

Response to “Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine as an Adjunct for Concussion Management”

Komal Patel, DO, and Rosanna C. Sabini, DO
The authors respond to a Letter to the Editor from Evelyn Eakin, DO regarding their article: Patel KG, Sabini RC. Safety of osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine as an adjunct to conventional postconcussion symptom management: a pilot study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018;118(6):403-409. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.061
J Osteopath Med; 119(6): 342a-343
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Cranial Strain Patterns Associated With Concussions

Lauren Schwartzberg, OMS IV; Lilit Aslanyan, DO; Nicole Angelo, DO; Jayme Mancini, DO, PhD; Patricia S. Kooyman, DO; Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO; Hallie Zwibel, DO; and Sheldon C. Yao, DO
In the first of 3 reports from this research group in this issue, college athletes with concussion were evaluated for somatic dysfunction of the cranium within 1 week of injury, comparing force vectors and strain patterns with evaluate association trends.
J Osteopath Med; 120(9): 601-606
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Concussion, Development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and Emerging Diagnostics: A Narrative Review

James A. D. Berry, DO; Christopher Elia, DO; Raed Sweiss, DO; Shokry Lawandy, DO; Ira Bowen, DO; Bailey Zampella, DO; Harneel Saini, OMS IV; James Brazdzionis, DO; and Dan Miulli, DO
The authors review the pathophysiological mechanisms and cascades that accompany a mild traumatic brain injury and evaluate information on the emergence of serum biomarkers (both those that are currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and those still under investigation).
J Osteopath Med; 120(9): 582-589
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Management of Chronic Pain and Its Comorbid Depression

Cynthia Marske, DO; Samantha Shah, MD; Aaron Chavira, DO; Caleb Hedberg, DO, MPH; Raelin Fullmer, DO; Christopher James Clark, OMS IV; Olivia Pipitone, MPH; and Paulina Kaiser, DPH
In this pre-post study conducted at a community-based teaching hospital in Oregon, the research group evaluated the clinical effectiveness of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course for patients with chronic pain.
J Osteopath Med; 120(9): 575-581
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Musculoskeletal Conditions in Patients With Diabetes: A Narrative Review

Dylan Shafer, OMS IV; Jake Gooing, OMS IV; Vincent Lee, DO; and Michael A. Seffinger, DO
While the vascular and cardiac effects of diabetes mellitus (DM) have been well-studied, the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in patients with diabetes is less clear; the authors review the current literature documenting common MSK and DM comorbidities, as well as treatment approaches.
J Osteopath Med; 120(10): 660-664
Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

The Role of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Chronic Disease: A Narrative Review

Masumi G. Asahi, DO; David Briganti, DO; Eric Cam, DO; and Michael A. Seffinger, DO
In this narrative review, the authors summarize literature published in the last decade and analyze the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and systemic medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus.
J Osteopath Med; 120(10): 665-670