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Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Users of functional knee braces and neoprene sleeves have similar recoverie...ng to sport after ACL reconstruction, a functional knee brace, which is sturdy, elaborate, and expensive, does not provide advantages over a soft neoprene e...

Poor Short Term Recovery from Knee Surgery in Women

... have poorer short-term recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery.The factors associated with poor short-term recovery from knee surgery appear to be different than those found to mar long-term outcome from the same surgery. We...

War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry

...data. Bock's C-Leg, a microprocessor-controlled knee joint introduced in the late 1990s, is the standard prosthesis issued to U.S. fighters who have lost a leg above the knee, according to the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association. "We no longer have to be content just getting them on their ...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

... Delaware scientists has revealed that non-contact knee injuries are the results of differences in brain f...us research which suggested that these non-contact knee injuries occur when a person gets distracted or is 'caught off guard, Charles Buz Swanik, the UD ass...

Hip and Knee Replacements Becoming More Patient-friendly

Minimally invasive techniques for total knee replacement are becoming the order of the day, ort... way of performing the surgery. For example, for a knee joint, the incision is only 4 inches to 6 inches long. This means that potentially there will be les...

Major Surgeries and Operations Could Prove Deadly for Anaemic Older Men

...ac surgery. The operations, which included total knee replacements, prostate surgery and hernia repairs among a range of others, took place between 1997 and 2004 in 132 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers across the US....

After Bringing Cheer Rains Choke Delhi's Roads

...st four days. We had to fold up our jeans till the knee level to walk across the road. A couple of cars were stranded but that is a normal sight during the rains," said Nazvi Ahmed. The officials at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the city could get some more rain during the course ...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...e occurs when dogs stands on their toes with their knee bent forward, causing the femur to bear down heavi...s. Rush likened the cruciate rupture in a dog to a knee injury suffered by athletes when they tear their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. "One way that...

Kerala to Set Up Holistic Tourism Centre to Promote Medical Tourism

...l surgery, dental treatments, cosmetology, hip and knee replacement, ophthalmology, voice therapy and obesity treatment. The Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here has taken the concept of medical value travel (MVT) in the state to newer heights through accreditations and certifications. It...

Smoking Hampers Healing of the Ligament

...teral ligament (MCL), a ligament that supports the knee joint in both mice and people. MCL injuries are ...n injured human knees. "This is a good model for knee ligament injury, but it could be a model for ligament injuries anywhere in the body. It's likely the...

IMA Accuses US Companies for Selling Recycled Prosthesis in India

...ere. Kumar alleged that US companies are selling knee and hip prosthesis at $4,000 each in India but in US it is sold for $6000. "The secret of cheaper prices in India is that the US companies are selling recycled ones here," Kumar told IANS. According to him, the cost of manufacturing prosthesis in U...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...feres with ligament healing. Studying mice with knee ligament injuries, the team discovered cigarette s...teral ligament (MCL), a ligament that supports the knee joint in both mice and people. Each year in the United States there are more than 20 million reporte...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...nthony had severe deformities, specifically in his knee that prevented his ability to walk and the analysis allowed our team to quantify some of the problems with his gait that we saw qualitatively. Dr. Scher values motion analysis as both a diagnostic as well as a monitoring tool since it allows clinic...

US Army Opens Laboratory to Research Injuries

...trength test, Sgt. Eurace Burnett, 32, twisted his knee several times during multiple jumps out of helicop...ll up, but now I can't jump anymore because of the knee injury," he said. Researchers hope to develop training programs that soldiers can begin before the...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...first-hand experience. He lost both legs below the knee to frostbite in a rock-climbing accident more than 25 years ago. When he was fitted with his first pair of artificial legs, he wasn't happy with them. "My doctors told me that this was the best, and I should live with and accept what I was given," ...

1,600 Roller Shoe Injuries Reported

...ns, which recommends helmets, wrist protectors and knee and elbow pads for kids who wear wheeled shoes. The academy's advice stems from recent reports from around the globe about doctors treating cracked skulls; broken wrists, arms and ankles; and dislocated elbows in kids injured wearing the shoes. 6...

OrthoGlide(TM) Medial Knee Implant Reports Over 200 Implants

...that orthopedic surgeons want a minimally invasive knee implant option for their patients with painful ost...an alternative that may delay the need for a total knee replacement." Orthopaedic surgeon, Dave Trotter, M.D., President and Founder of The Center for Spo...

Abnormality in the Red Blood Count Cell Poses High Risks

... surgery. These surgeries, which ranged from total knee replacements to prostate surgeries to hernia repairs, took place between 1997 and 2004 in 132 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers across the United States. Researchers used patients' pre-operative hematocrit screening results, and a review of the sci...

Body Parts Industry Of U.S Under Investigation

...sands of Americans who had routine procedures like knee and back operations were urged to get tested for HIV and hepatitis last year because of concerns about the tissues they received. One of the most public cases involved charges that bones and other tissues were stolen from funeral home corpses, incl...

America’s Arthritis Patients Take Sizeable Chunks Of Healthcare Econom

... costly drugs, and the increased number of hip and knee surgeries," she said. Instead, they learned that while per-person spending for prescription drugs did climb sharply, almost doubling during the six-year period, other costs, including hospital stays, dropped enough so that actual per-person spending...

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