Tag: "meniscus" at medical news
Two-slice-touch rule reliable when diagnosing meniscal tears
...ison, WI. The two-slice-touch rule classifies a meniscus
as torn if there is one MR image with an abnormal finding. The authors of the study reviewed the medical records of 174 patients who had knee MR exams then correlated the MR results with knee arthroscopy to determine accuracy when diagnosing menisci ...
New research effort to translate basic science into faster bone healing
...cans. The researchers believe that damage to the meniscus
mistakenly switches on a normal repair process by which cartilage is transformed into bone, but in the wrong place, damaging the bone. Perhaps as part of a faulty repair attempt, the meniscus, when injured, makes large amounts of inflammatory protein...
The critical role of the meniscus in osteoarthritis of the knee
...ght on the importance of an intact and functioning meniscus
for patients with symptomatic knee OA. ...l tear that may propel cartilage loss or implicate meniscus
damage as a cause of OA. However, it does call attention to the potential of a strong, whole menisc...
Radiologists tackle diagnosis of puzzling football injuries
... the knee, imparting a load that traps the lateral meniscus
in addition to tearing the ACL," Dr. Towers said. However, the study revealed that while 18 lateral and eight medial meniscal tears were found in conjunction with ACL tears, 36 lateral and 18 medial tears were isolated injuries. The findings also inc...
Regular physical activity may strenghten knee cartilage
...women with a history of surgery for a degenerative meniscus
tear. In the November 2005 issue of Arthritis & R..., between the ages of 35 and 50, who had undergone meniscus
repair within the past 3 to 5 years. Subjects were randomly assigned to either an exercise group or...
M.D.-Ph.D. student wins Hertz fellowship
... 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 she is st...
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
...ts for up to 450,000 out of 850,000 operations for meniscus
tears annually, the researchers conclude. At an av...vings of $1.3 billion in the costs associated with meniscus
tears in overweight and obese people," said Hegmann, director of the U's Rocky Mountain Center for O...