Native American Children are at Greater Risk for Clubfoot Recurrence
... Ponseti technique, after repetitive casting, a brace
is used to treat the affected foot. The success ... participation of the caregiver to make sure the brace
is used properly. When use of the brace
is discontinued before treatment is completed, ...
Casting Seems Best for Severe Ankle Sprains
... in a below-the-knee cast or an Aircast brace
than with the use of either a tubular compression ... and activity.
People who had worn the Aircast brace
showed 8 percent more improvement than the ... the application of a below-knee cast. The Aircast brace
was a suitable alternative to below-knee casts. ...
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... The Bad Backs Essential Shoulder brace
is a comfortable, wear-anywhere posture ... [Bad Backs Essential Shoulder brace
__title__ Bad Backs Shoulder Support, reduce back ... in the gym!
The Bad Backs Essential Shoulder brace
is made of a unique elastic material that is ...
ThermoTx Introduces New Mobile Stimulation (TENS) Product Line for On the Go Therapy and Pain Relief
... Innovative Knee and Back brace
Design Combines Hot or Cold Therapy with a ... . MSRP's are $325 for the knee brace
and $375 for
the S/M back brace
and $385 for the L/XL back brace. Other ...
Non-Surgical Clubfoot Treatments Bring High Level of Success
... the heel cord mends. After the cast is removed,
the child must then wear a brace
full-time for three months and then at
night for about two years.
The ... is noncompliance," says Dr.
Richards. "For example, the parents might not brace
the child's feet for
the required number of hours or may not perform the ...
Author Elizabeth Golden and Dancer Sarah Patellos to Serve as National Spokespersons for the National Scoliosis Foundation
... wearing a Boston brace
for idiopathic scoliosis in fourth grade. A "model brace
wearer" for six
years, she was involved with Boston brace
international as a patient model
for their trainings and print material. A ...
Blood flow in Alzheimer's disease
... and opens up new areas for research. It is also good news for the thousands of local people who have raised money to try to beat Alzheimer's. brace
is stepping up its fundraising to help scientists press on and find a cure."
The researchers had been studying ECE-2 in human brain tissue that ...
National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery
... difference between the artificial disc operation and the fusion was night and day. "In 1996, I was in the hospital for five days and in a neck brace
for two months. This time, I was out of the hospital and walking immediately, and the pain was completely gone within four days."
Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows
... demographics, relevant history (mechanism and side of injury, time from injury to surgery, one or more episodes of instability with activity, use of brace
and return to sports), earliest MRI findings and physical exam findings. Operative reports and intra-operative images were also used to classify ...
Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness
... by the sudden emergence of swine flu in April may have passed, but federal officials are warning against complacency and taking no chances as they brace
for the virus' expected return in the fall.
On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security ...
Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics
... like the previous one, will come in waves," he says. "The first wave is the weaker one and rather wimpy. It's not very dangerous. We still have to brace
ourselves for the worst.
"Our model provides guidance for complex decisions such as whether to close airports, schools, and travel routes, and how ...
Artificial disc replacement as good or better than spinal fusion surgery
... disc replacement surgery recovered faster and got back to normal life sooner than fusion surgery patients.
"They didn't need to wear a neck brace
after surgery," he says. "If they had a job, they returned to work faster. And many had a resolution of their pain faster than fusion patients. With ...
Avoiding Surgery for Low Back Pain
... with chronic low back pain.
5. Braces have not been found to be effective in treating low back pain, although whether patients actually wear the brace
in the prescribed manner may be a factor.
Invasive treatment should only be explored if these and other noninvasive treatments have not been ...
Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Gets Look at New Hand
... will continue to monitor him with biopsies and other lab tests."
Breidenbach said, "Today, Erik's new hand will be placed in an 'Outrigger' brace
to protect and control movements of his hand. Therapy at Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center will also begin today." Hondusky will have therapy three ...
DFine Secures $30 Million in Series D Funding
... compared to a conventional
surgical approach including reduced procedure time, shorter hospital stays,
shorter recovery period and the elimination of brace
"We saw an opportunity to help streamline the vertebral augmentation
procedure while enabling physicians to control the delivery of cement ...
Fourth Hand Transplant Recipient Heads Home to California
... their special donation during a distressing time with the loss
of a loved one."
Armstrong, an automotive manager, will continue to wear a brace
new hand to allow the hand to completely heal and to control movement of
the hand and fingers. He will continue hand therapy in California.
Providence Service Corporation Sees Budget Clarity Improving Toward Year End With Budget Issues Impacting Second Quarter and Balance of 2008
... has elected to withhold an incentive payment of
approximately $1.5 million, that the Company anticipated receiving in the
second quarter, in order to brace
for 2009 fiscal year issues.
All but a few states have finalized 2008-2009 budgets, with three
additional states announcing unexpected new business ...
Leatt Corporation To Sponsor 2008 South African Motocross Grand Prix
... bodies for the two disciplines.
About Leatt Corporation:
Leatt Corporation is the exclusive global distributor of the
Leatt-Brace(TM), a Neck brace
designed to prevent or lessen the severity of
potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck).
The company's operations and ...
Tongue-Driven Device Aids Handicapped
... of the magnetic tracer attached to the tongue is detected by magnetic field sensors mounted on a headset outside the mouth or on an orthodontic brace
inside the mouth. This movement data is transmitted to a portable computer carried on the user's clothing or wheelchair.
"We chose the tongue to ...
Renowned Iowa Orthopaedic Surgeon, John Albright, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame
... an arthroscopic double-barrel meniscus suturing device; developed several innovative surgical techniques for knee problems; developed the Iowa knee brace
and a hamstring proprioception-based pivot-shift control program for the ACL deficient knee. He has also mentored research efforts of numerous ...
Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers
... magnetic tracer attached to the tongue is detected by an array of magnetic field sensors mounted on a headset outside the mouth or on an orthodontic brace
inside the mouth. The sensor output signals are wirelessly transmitted to a portable computer, which can be carried on the user's clothing or ...
Milliman Says 2008 Medical Cost for 'American Family of Four' Exceeds $15,600
... several years,
as fewer high volume drug patents expire. For many Americans, this rate of
increase is exceeded only by fuel and certain food costs," brace
Medical costs for a family are determined by the number, type and cost
of healthcare services that they utilize and the amounts that ...
Scoliosis: An Unnatural Curve
... at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. For curves under 25 degrees, treatment is usually just observation, he said.
"For 25 to 40 degree curves, brace
treatment isn't designed to get rid of a curve, but to keep it from getting worse," Deeney explained. There are a wide variety of braces available ...
Spring Ankle Sprain Prevention Tips
... For example, don't wear running
shoes for sports that involve a lot of side-to-side movement, such as
tennis and basketball.
3. Wear an ankle brace
if you're recovering from an injury or have
repeatedly sprained your ankle.
Go to http://www.FootPhysicians.com for more information on ...
Harnessing Human Energy for Medical Good
... electricity with minimal effort," said Donelan.
An adult walking at a relatively fast pace wearing the harvester -- which looks like a knee brace
and weighs just over three pounds -- can generate 13 watts of electricity in one minute. That means you could get about six minutes of laptop ...
Attention Last-Minute Shoppers: Flu Shots Still Available
... common sense can help as well," Barkman added.
Here are ten suggestions for flu prevention and safety as we celebrate
the holidays and brace
for the virus's peak:
1. Get a flu shot: Anyone who wants to reduce his or her chances of getting the flu should get vaccinated. "It is ...
Go Ahead, Prove the Negative
... species. It is an argument that carries no
weight with serious scientists and medical professionals.
What replicates a living system better than -- brace
yourself -- a
living system? Computer modeling can work as an adjunct to, but not as a
replacement for, animal models. People and animals share many ...
Parents Shouldn't Forget Scoliosis Checks as School Starts
... more likely to have a progression that
requires treatment. Only about 10 percent of children with scoliosis
require corrective treatment, such as a brace
or surgery. The other 90
percent of children with scoliosis don't require treatment and will have no
lasting effects or symptoms from having the ...
FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients
... her arm was positioned in the metal and plastic brace
and electrodes were placed on her biceps and ... 90-degree angle; when she tried to extend it, the brace
stepped in and her arm stretched out in front of ... encouraging, she added, noting that with the brace
on she was able to practice tasks like folding ...
Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery
... the rigid support provided by a functional knee brace
protects the graft and improves knee stability ... believe that the additional support provided by a brace
is not necessary.
To address this ... were randomized to receive a functional knee brace
and 74 to receive a neoprene sleeve.
New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment
... A new brace
that maintains correction for clubfoot, a birth ... and fewer complications than the traditional brace
used to treat the condition.
Matthew B. ... the traditional brace.
Dobbs tested the brace
on 28 patients who had already received ...
Study to Explore Using Magnets to Correct 'sunken Chest'
... a second magnet embedded in a lightweight plastic brace
that the child wears under clothing. The attraction between the two magnets holds the brace
Because the internal magnet is ... relatively little discomfort. The child wears the brace
for three to 12 months, depending on the severity ...
Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil
... was used in the study.
The researchers trained the rats to associate two musical tones with a mild electrical shock, so that they would brace
themselves for a shock when they heard either of the tones. Thereafter they gave half of the rats the drug when playing one of the musical tones. ...
30-year-old Woman Survives 'internal Decapitation'
... of her skull which was attached to her shoulders by rods.
Nearly four months after the crash, the surgeons have removed the halo and a neck brace
that had also helped to hold Malloy's head steady.
Dr. Gary Ghiselli, an orthopedic spine surgeon at the Denver Spine Center, said he and his ...
New AMA Survey Finds Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors
... life of the cuts, 77 percent of physicians say they will be forced to limit the number of new Medicare patients they treat.
"As physicians brace
for nine years of steep payment cuts, it will be extremely difficult for them to continue accepting new Medicare patients into their practices," ...
Foot Deformity Could Be Corrected With Minimal Surgery
... the ankle to hold the correct position for about two months. After the casting treatments or the surgical pinning, CVT patients wear a nighttime brace
for several years to prevent recurrence.
Details about the treatment in 11 patients with CVT, or a total of 19 feet, are discussed in the March ...
Stroke Prevention Technique Improves Brain Function
Doctors first inflate a balloon against the walls of the artery to push the fat deposits away and then place a springy stent to provide a brace
for the artery. A tiny mesh across the stent prevents any flowing fat particles from entering the artery.
At present the risk for patients who ...
Prediction of malaria epidemics possible!
... it did 85 percent of the time.
Researchers are already starting to use DEMETER to help countries in southern Africa predict whether they should brace
for a malaria outbreak.
This revolutionary discovery appears in the Journal Nature.
Ossur Acquires the U.S. Orthopaedics Company
... Iceland-based Ossur hf., a global orthopaedics company, has acquired Innovation Sports, Inc., a U.S.-based ligament brace
maker for $ 38.4 million.
The acquisition of Innovation Sports comes on the heels of Ossur's July 2005 acquisition// of Royce Medical in the ...