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Why does a tense arm worsen flu shot soreness?

Multiple nurses have told me that the key to a pain-free flu shot is to completely relax your arm. How would you explain what's going on at the cellular level when a tense muscle receives a shot and ...
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What are the downsides of autologous tenocyte implantations?

I have read a couple of research articles that seem to be quite laudative toward autologous tenocyte implantation (ATI): (1) presents a successful recovery for partial-thickness rotator cuff tear and ...
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When getting injections after a dog bite, what to expect?

When a street dog bites a human, is it always necessary to take 5 doses [day 0, 3, 7, 14, 28] of injections? For a small bite, could one injection be enough? If a person was bitten again, would they ...
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Rabies vaccination, two 3rds of the required course

As some of you may be aware, the Rabies vaccination requires a set of 3 doses over a period of 1 month. I have "maybe" had 2 of those 3 jabs. The nurse can see on my records that 2 doses have been ...
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Permanent saline-injection breast augmentation?

One of my close friends recently underwent minor breast augmentation (up like a half size). She was telling me about the procedure and explained that that the doctor gave her an injection of something ...
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What are the long-term side effects of intramuscular oil injection?

Intramuscular injections of oils such as synthol is sometimes used in amateur and professional body-builders to enlarge their muscle volume. What are the long-term side effects of intramuscular oil ...
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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

After receiving 6 PRP injections in both knees, I have now been diagnosed with Myleofibrosis! Is there any evidence of the associated link?
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calcific tendonitis in the shoulder - lavage treatment effectiveness

I have heard of the needle lavage treatment for calcific tendonitis, where they inject water solution near the calcification area in the shoulder and drawing it out several times to dissolve the ...
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What are the long term effects of Lidocain injections to treat a tendinopathy?

Lidocain injections are often regarded as a potential replacement for corticosteroid injections, as the latter have been demonstrated to weaken tendons in the long-term (> 6 months). What are the ...
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What could explain that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are not more efficient than Autologous Blood injections to treat a tendinopathy?

A number of RCT studies have shown that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are not more efficient than autologous blood injections to treat a tendinopathy. Example: Krogh, T., E. M. Bartels, T. ...
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Has the injection of collagen-producing skin-derived tenocyte-like cells been shown to result in deleterious phenotype instability?

Wang, Allan W., et al. "Autologous tenocyte implantation, a novel treatment for partial-thickness rotator cuff tear and tendinopathy in an elite athlete." BMJ case reports 2013 (2013): bcr2012007899. ...
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Is there any downside of using ultrasound guidance when performing injections to treat a tendinopathy?

The result of (1) published last week showed that when performing injections for tennis elbow, only 3 out of 10 were correctly localized (!). Is there any downside of using ultrasound guidance when ...
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Large scale studies on the accuracy of injections for tennis elbow: do they confirm the injection accuracy is only ~30%?

​I am (negatively)​ impressed by the result of (1) published last week: they quantified how often injections for tennis elbow are correctly localized. Only 3 out of 10 were! ​Result details:​ ​...
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To what extent does the chronicity of a tendinopathy impact the outcome of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections?

I wonder to what extent the chronicity of a tendinopathy impacts the outcome of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections? (outcome = degree to which it helps treating the tendinopathy) Several ...