Tag: "knee" at medical news
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
... a $2.8-million study of risk factors for a common knee
injury among athletes. The study, led by researc... ACL is one of two ligaments that cross within the knee
joint to prevent the leg bone (tibia) and thighbone (femur) from slipping forward or backward out of...
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
..., the cartilage that bears much of the load on the knee
joint, increases dramatically with body mass index (BMI). (BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. People with a BMI greater than 25 are considered overweight, and those with a BMI of more than 30 are considered obese.) Overweight p...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...aid are essential for a safe outing. For instance, knee
and back pain can afflict the most seasoned riders..., problems with the distal quadriceps and anterior knee
can occur." Once you have proper fit with your bike, it's important to know the best riding techniq...
New MRI techniques may help patients avoid knee surgery
... benefit from rehabilitation first to see if their knee
injury heals, possibly avoiding surgery altogether... unique way (called isotropic imaging) so that the knee
can be seen from all angles and planes then reconstructed three dimensionally as a "virtual arthrosc...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...limbs, often in the deep veins of the calf, thigh, knee
or pelvis, is referred to as deep vein thrombosis ...ation of anesthesia for patients undergoing hip or knee
replacement surgery and blood clots in the veins after surgery. Analysis of the patient data suggest...
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
...lly, in their analysis of patients undergoing hip, knee
or shoulder replacement surgery, the researchers found that 3.7 percent of obese patients experienced in-hospital complications, compared to 2.6 percent for non-obese patients. For patients with hypertension, the rates were 2.8 percent versus 2.6 per...
Knee injury causes decrease in lubrication, has implications for arthritis
...ave found an association between inflammation from knee
injuries and a progressive loss of joint lubricati...ter in life, and that putting weight on an injured knee
can result in increased friction and cause cartilage damage. But it is not known how changes in lubr...
New insights into role of tumor necrosis factor on sex hormone production in rheumatoid arthritis
...ial tissue--obtained immediately after opening the knee
joint capsules of 37 patients who underwent elective joint replacement surgery. 15 of the patients had a longstanding history of RA, with disease duration averaging 15 years. 22 of the patients were OA sufferers. Using tools for biochemical analys...
Ossur v. Bledsoe Brace Systems
...re and sale of the Bledsoe Thruster and Thruster 2 knee
braces. The decision can be appealed by the defendant, and at this time it is not possible to know if any of the amount can ultimately be recovered from the litigation....
Tai Chi can reduce falls in older people, says new research
...roup showed significant improvement, with stronger knee
and ankle muscles, improved mobility and flexibility and better balance. For example, after the exercise programme had finished, the time taken by the exercise group to walk six metres had fallen by 25 per cent, while the control group took 14 per ce...
The impact of weight loss on osteoarthritis of the knee
... reduce the painful and incapacitating symptoms of knee
OA. As part of a long-term study of the effects of diet and exercise on knee
OA, researchers at Wake Forest University found that an average weight loss of 5 percent in overweig...
The promise of a tetracycline antibiotic for treating osteoarthritis
...ll as for the x-ray severity of OA in the affected knee
and the level of knee
pain and functional impairment. OA progression was assessed by measuring joint space narrowing in th...
Acupuncture offers short-term benefit for arthritis
... knee. Osteoarthritis most frequently affects the knee
joint. Despite a limited evidence base, arthritis ...nd 300 Patients with chronic osteoarthritis of the knee
were randomly assigned to acupuncture, minimal (sham) acupuncture (superficial needling at non-acupu...
M.D.-Ph.D. student wins Hertz fellowship
... with a specific grant that focused on engineering knee
meniscus tissue. With the Hertz, I have more flexibility to move between grants and follow the interesting scientific questions, wherever they lead." Hoben said that extra bit of freedom is particularly valuable at this stage in her studies, because ...
Knee pain often linked to pain elsewhere in the body
... researchers recently set out to examine how often knee
pain is accompanied by pain elsewhere in the body ...ournal/arthritis ), indicate that most people with knee
pain also have pain at other sites and these patients tend to have more limited physical function an...
Artificial cervical disc replacement offered for neck and arm pain problems
...ials that have been in use for 30 years in hip and knee
replacements, to mimic the function of the disc. The implant has two halves: an upper metal (Cobalt Chrome alloy) endplate, and a lower metal endplate to which a plastic (polyethylene) spacer is attached. The endplates are designed to bond with the ...
Jefferson scientists design method to fight artificial implant infections with antibiotics
...ng infections in battlefield fractures and hip and knee
implants," Dr. Shapiro says. "This technology bond...lds great promise for our patients." When a hip or knee
implant is infected, physicians give extensive antibiotic treatment and the old implant is replaced....
Evidence of a new hereditary joint disorder
... of both legs. At age 10, he began to complain of knee
and hip pain. By age 13, he had lost significant hip mobility and his left leg was shorter than his right. At age 16, he underwent a surgery to separate the hip and insert a plate. Eventually, in his 40s, he had his hip replaced completely. Over ...
Chronic arthritis pain and the disappointment of u-opioid therapy
...ing capacity equal to or greater than morphine on knee
joint pain. Their subjects were male rats with in...sia, endomorphin 1 was injected into the arthritic knee
joints of all affected rats. Therapeutic effectiveness was assessed by measures of joint edema form...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Oct. 4, 2005, issue
...lar disease, several forms of cancer, diabetes and knee
arthritis, will be substantial. 3. ACP Does Not Recommend for or Against Screening for Heridtary Hemochromatosis The American College of Physicians examined published studies on hereditary hemochromatosis, a genetic disease in which the body absor...
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