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Arthroscopy for Ankles

...ons to relieve different ankle problems, including ligament damage, bone chips and recurrent pain from end-stage arthritis. An arthroscope is a tubular instrument with a lighted tip that is inserted through a small incision. The arthroscope projects an enlarged image on a monitor screen, allowing the surgeon...

Blocking Pain Found To Slow Down The Healing Process

...nd spinal fusions, and may have adverse effects on ligament healing. However researchers say that additional studies have to be done in this area....

Obesity can lead to knee damage

... people have a higher possibility of tearing their ligament called meniscus, which bears most of the load in t...han 25 are three tiomes more likely to have a knee ligament tear than people with normal BMI (20 or more), while those who are overweight, with BMI more than 30...

Ossur Acquires the U.S. Orthopaedics Company

...has acquired Innovation Sports, Inc., a U.S.-based ligament brace maker for $ 38.4 million. The acquisition ...novation Sports would give Ossur a leading edge in ligament braces, the largest segment of the braces and support market, and accelerate Ossur's strategic initi...

HIV Infected Body Parts Stolen: Biomedical Tissue Services To Face Legal Action

...ion authority has recalled specific skin, bone and ligament tissue, in October last year. The woman who has now lodged a case against the company was intimated by her neurosurgeon that some part of the tissue could have been used for the surgery. Following notification, the woman underwent three Medtronic s...

Loyola’s Tips On How to Avoid Basketball Injuries During March Madnes

...common injuries is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which joins the "shinbone lower leg) with the back of the thighbone (upper leg)." 70 percent of ACL injuries and non-contact and only 30 percent involve collision. “The ACL helps a person bend their knee, squat and jump,” said Tonino. “The ACL...

Baby Boomers Visit Doctors As Frequently As They Visit the Gym

...ee and hip replacements, surgery for cartilage and ligament damage, and treatment for tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis and stress fractures. Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile, a Philadelphia-area orthopedic surgeon said, "Boomers are the first generation that grew up exercising, and the first that expects, indeed dem...

Save Budhia - The Indian Wonder Kid

...se of muscles and tendons. In stress fracture, the ligament can tear of, drawing with it small pieces of bone. These injuries are very painful and do not show up on X-rays. Budhia ran the 65 km in the summer heat. Although he started in the morning he finished around midday when the Cuttack temperature was ...

Basketball Top For Injurious Sports

...uries in sports is a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The ACL, a rope-like bundle of fibrous tissue in the center of the knee, connects the front of the lower leg (shinbone) with the back of the upper leg (thighbone) and helps a person bend their knee, jump and squat. Seventy percent of AC...

Adolescent Girl Athletes More Likely to Injure Knees Than Boys

...re likely to injure their knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) than their male counterparts, according to a recent study led by Morgan Stanley Children's// Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center. Published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the study looks at the r...

Yet Another Reason not to Smoke

...nown about the effects of cigarettes on tendon and ligament healing. There also are some gaps in medical knowledge about the prevalence of rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons in the shoulder that provide rotation, elevate the arm and stabilize the shoulder joi...

Cigarette Smoking Impedes Tendon-to-Bone Healing

...nown about the effects of cigarettes on tendon and ligament healing. There also are some gaps in medical knowledge about the prevalence of rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons in the shoulder that provide rotation, elevate the arm and stabilize the shoulder jo...

Consequences Of Smoking On Fractures & Ligament Injuries

... contained in cigarette can undermine fracture and ligament repairs following injuries. In addition, smokers ..., examined the effects of smoking on fractures and ligament healing in mice and found that healing of both types of injury was delayed. The studies are publishe...

Kids in Sport—Great for Fitness, but Concern About Injurie

.... For example, disruption of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is a severe injury that is increasingly common in children and teens. A review draws attention to the lack of scientific data regarding the management of ACL injuries in young athletes: while nonsurgical treatment may lead to knee i...

Researchers Use Stem Cells to Regenerate Parts of Teeth

...hi and colleagues have created sufficient root and ligament structure to support a crown restoration in their animal model. The resulting tooth restoration closely resembled the original tooth in function and strength. The technique relies on stem cells harvested from the root apical papilla, which is respo...

Are Women Weak in the Knees?

... problems, and they injure the// anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) twice as often as men. Knees & Hips: A Troubleshooting Guide to Knee and Hip Pain, a new report from Harvard Medical School, explains how a combination of anatomy and hormones contribute to women’s weak knees. The report also outlines steps wom...

X-ray System to Show Moving Bones in 3-D

...g to figure out the best way to repair a torn knee ligament or an evolutionary biologist tracing the disappearance of digits in pigs would face a difficult task. To see the exact position and movement of bones and the ligaments, tendons and cartilage that surround them, would require cutting into flesh -- not...

Modified Ligament Surgery Improves Outcomes Players, Athletes

...urgeons has determined that by modifying a classic ligament surgery, they can return more athletes, such as ba... modified surgery repairs a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL), which links and stabilizes bones of the lower and upper arm where they meet at the elbow. ...

Sania Mirza Admitted for Treatment of Knee Injury

... said Sania, who hurt her knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), would undergo an intense four-week physioth...py was done and this revealed a stretched ACL. The ligament was assessed for its functionality and it was found that the ligament's function was adequate," said...

IDD Therapy Offers Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

...is introduced to the body, it supports muscles and ligament tissue to retone itself, re-educating the neuromuscular system and relieving pain. The typical treatment is 18 to 24 treatments over eight weeks, and each session lasts 30 minutes. 'It's not painful. Once on the machine, a lower harness pulls at a ...

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