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Types of Knee Braces for Support and Injury Prevention

The use of knee braces in sports medicine is a controversial topic. Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions. But do knee braces help? Read…

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Hip Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates

A broken bone may not sound serious, but if you are an older man or woman, a hip fracture can be the start of many severe health problems. How dangerous…

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Expert tips for reducing running injuries

Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you,…

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Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad

British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery. Read more Source: Health Day

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Large variation found in 3-D UKA alignment analysis for femoral, tibial components

Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the…

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Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according…

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Endovascular treatment of below-the-elbow arteries in critical hand ischemia.

Although uncommon, critical hand ischemia (CHI) represents a cause of significant disability because of its effect on hand function. Read more Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

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Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve. Read…

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Patients showed improved pain, functional outcome after total ankle replacement

Since its launch in 2014, a low-profile fixed-bearing prosthesis that is implanted under fluoroscopic guidance has produced positive outcome data. According to results of a recent clinical study of the…

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Better fix for torn ACLs

A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical…

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