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What exactly is repetitive strain injury?
...rmal thresholds. Another theory is that overuse of tendons
by repetitive loading causes RSI. Diagnosis is often a difficult proposition. The authors say: "No gold standard tests for repetitive strain injury exist. In most cases, diagnosis is made on the basis of history and physical examination, including...
Study shows Botox decreases pain and intensity of spasticity following a stroke
... a disabling condition that leaves the muscles and tendons
permanently shortened and inhibits movement. "In the clinical setting, limb stiffness and pain are the most commonly reported symptoms of spasticity following a stroke, and relief of spasticity-related pain is a priority treatment goal for many pat...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...s. Rotator cuff injuries involve those muscles and tendons
that stabilize the shoulder and can be caused by pulling the arm out of place, by falls and other accidents. All 42 of the employees had been through surgery to repair their torn muscles or ligaments. All had already gone through weeks of traditiona...
Mayo Clinic researchers find evidence for traumatic cause of carpal tunnel syndrome
...hat a shearing injury of the tissue that lines the tendons
within the carpal tunnel may cause carpal tunnel syndrome, a debilitating condition of the wrist and hand. If validated by further research, Mayo's study comparing electron microscope images of carpal tunnel syndrome tissue with those from normal tis...
Spinoff company based on technology developed at OHSU enters new business phase
...patient move the impaired limb while vibrating the tendons
of the limb to stimulate sensory receptors in the muscles. Preclinical studies of 22 stroke patients with these devices showed that, in 80 percent of cases, significant arm or leg function was regained over a six-month period of self-applied treatmen...
Warning for budding young footballers playing in new boots
...lister, 2cm in diameter, over each of her Achilles tendons
containing the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus with the toxic shock syndrome gene (TSS1). A diagnosis of toxic shock syndrome was made and she was treated with antibiotics. In the second case, a healthy 11-year-old boy played football in a new pair o...
New treatment allow patients to return to pre-injury activity
...n Vancouver, BC. According to the report, 43 of 53 tendons
(32 of 36 Achilles tendons
and 11 of 17 infrapatella tendons) were successfully treated by ultrasound guided injections of hype...
Seven UK cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease associated with transplanted human tissue
...ous other procedures, such as the reinforcement of tendons
and ligaments. CJD arose between four and 15 years after surgery, and was traced to one particular supplier in six of the seven cases. In the remaining case, the source was traced to pig tissue, and is believed to be the first such case in the world....
Stem cells can repair torn tendons or ligaments
...rapeutic options used to repair torn ligaments and tendons
have consisted of tissue grafting and synthetic pr...searchers implanted these cells into torn Achilles tendons
of rats they found that the cells not only survived the implantation process, but also were recruite...
JCI Table of Contents, April 3, 2006
EDITOR'S PICK Using stem cells to repair torn tendons
Weekend athletes who overexert themselves running...cells and implanted the sponges into torn Achilles tendons
of rats, they found that the cells not only survived the implantation process, but were recruited to...
Botox injections effective for treating stroke spasticity
...tractures, a condition that leaves the muscles and tendons
permanently shortened," said Brashear. "Early intervention with effective therapies is absolutely vital to prevent the profound disability that afflicts many stroke patients, and to lessen the emotional and financial toll on caregivers and the health...