Tag: "knees" at medical news

Older, disabled women have trouble managing pain

... asked to rate the pain in their lower back, hips, knees or feet on ascale of 0 to 10 while walking, using ... with severe pain, the mostfrequent sites were the knees or hips, followed by lower back pain for about 21percent and foot pain for about 17 percent. ...

Conference on arthroplasty will highlight innovations in joint replacement treatment

...ans will discuss the latest methodsto repair hips, knees and shoulders using innovative methods such as vir...the use ofartificial joints to repair broken hips, knees and shoulders. The symposium issponsored by Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. "Th...

New medical research shows protein jump signals who suffers arthritis before X-rays show damage

...o osteoarthritis evident in X-rays of either their knees or their hips," she said. "When we compared those ...s who had early abnormal findings or pain in their knees or hips during physical examinations. Jordan is a member of the Thurston Arthritis Research ...

Black men more likely to suffer some osteoarthritis, differences in women weight-related, research shows

...cks were 65 percent more likely to have it in both knees and faced almost three times the risk of more seve... women to develop the condition, to get it in both knees and to experience greater severity, the study showed. Those differences, however, appeared to result...

New minimally invasive surgical procedure for arthritis may delay knee replacement surgery

...hlete, Rochat began developing pain in both of his knees at age 30. Told by his doctors that he was too young for total knee replacement surgery, he suffered through numerous arthroscopic surgeries, cortisone shots and various medications for 14 years. Today, he has UniSpacer implants in both knees. I have...

Study sheds light on 'dark side' of the knee

... of the two surgeries on one knee of the pair, the knees were then attached to a device in the laboratory that can simulates the pressures and torques experienced by the knee. The first approach, known as the combined tibial and fibular-based reconstruction, uses cadaveric tendon to make two attachments: f...

Alignment key to knee surgery success

...e. "Even a relatively small malalignment in normal knees can cause dramatic alterations in the pressures wi...tudies, the Duke team placed eight cadaveric human knees in an apparatus that creates loading across the knee joint. They then used the latest technology to ...

Short-term pain can mean long-term gain for osteoarthritis patients

...uited 32 adults with osteoarthritis in one or both knees who were involved in a larger study of arthritis, diet and activity called ADAPT. All were overweight or obese -- a factor known to exacerbate knee the negative impact osteoarthritis has on quality of life -- as well as older than 60 and reporting th...

$2 per dose vs. $1500 per dose: One doctor develops new therapy for macular degeneration

...sually given in the eye. It is frequently given in knees and other joints for arthritis. the treatment was developed by a single doctor, not a corporation. the treatment seems to work in all forms of wet macular degeneration. Other approaches to subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in age-related mac...

Research pinpoints variations in sit-up techniques

...l sit-ups (rising to a full lateral position) with knees bent at a 90-degree angle on the floor; crunches using an exercise ball with no assistance; full sit-ups using an exercise ball with no assistance; crunches using a ball held steady by an assistant; and full sit-ups using a ball held steady by an ass...

Doctors at Northwestern Memorial are studying next generation surgery for back pain sufferers

...vity of joint replacements. "Artificial joints in knees and hips have been around for decades, but progress in material engineering and refinement of surgical techniques finally mean we can attempt disc replacement in as critical a location as near the spinal cord," says Srdjan Mirkovic, M.D., a spine sur...

OHSU researchers hope to prevent childhood asthma with new eczema drug

... in the creases of her elbows, on the backs of her knees and the tops of her feet. She recently completed a separate clinical trial of Elidel at OHSU." Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, recurring skin disease characterized by red, crusted lesions on the face, scalp and extremities, an...

Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again

...le patients must have range of motion in the hips, knees and ankles to allow an upright stance. Patients are ineligible for the study if they have a history of long bone fractures, have pressure sores that would be irritated by the robot exoskeleton, weigh more than 250 pounds or have blood pressure proble...

Topical medication effective in relieving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis

...of the diclofenac solution applied to the affected knees or a control solution four times daily during the 12-week study. The researchers found that the topical diclofenac solution was significantly more effective than the control solution in improving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Patients who applied ...

Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues

...mance of a prototype knee compared with prosthetic knees currently used. The stance duration, knee flexion at the early stance and in the swing phase, and hip extension and flexion were measured to compare the different knees. Although prosthetic gait with the prototype showed no significant variation in i...

The impact of body weight on the progression of knee osteoarthritis

... Of the total 394 knees studied, 90 showed disease progression. Weight ga... progression. However, this effect was limited to knees in the moderately malaligned legs. In neutrally aligned legs on the one end of the spectrum and sev...

A biomarker to predict osteoarthritis

... HA and increased risk for OA, specifically of the knees and hips, among ethnically diverse men and women. ...iduals with OA, the disease had progressed to both knees and both hips. The research team obtained a blood sample from every participant and analyzed each ...

Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research

...b amputations using a prototype knee to prosthetic knees currently used. Volunteers had increased stability and ease of swing with the knee prototype. Pg. 683 Most residual limb changes occur within minutes of removing prosthesis Investigators determine how much a residual limb changes volume and shap...

Cartilage repair techniques shown to restore patient mobility and reduce pain

...n patients with a lower body mass index. Also, the knees with "good fill," or tissue repair, indicated more positive outcomes. Overall, however, all patients recovered better knee function after the procedure. The second study followed patients who had osteochondral allograft for cartilage repair. Patien...

New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries

...iddle-aged patients and veteran sportspersons with knees somewhat deteriorated. One of the most serious and common injuries is that of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), typical in football and skiing, but also in other sports where sudden turns, violent contacts and twists of the knee can take place. T...

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