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FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...nter trial of new devices for the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, which began last November. These devices generally do not take cues from electrical muscle activity, as the Myomo brace does, but depend instead on the observed motion (or lack of motion) of patients limbs. This means they can be used by...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...ange from repetitively lifting boxes to repetitive wrist extension during long-term keyboard use. Tennis el...by repetitive motion with the arm extended and the wrist moving up and down. If youve had tennis elbow for more than a year and cant get better, then it wo...

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...gers to grip objects. The i-LIMB has a flexible wrist and rotating thumbs. 'And it's the first to come to the market that has bending fingers just like your own,' said Mr Gow. Lighter than a real hand, the device capitalizes on the brain's determination to try to move a limb even when it has been los...

Pain and Intensity Of Post-stroke Spasticity Decreased by Botox Treatment

...ons of BoNTA are safe and effective in people with wrist and finger spasticity after a stroke. About 58 p...udy, the BoNTA injections were given at the elbow, wrist and fingers and/or thumbs flexor of the affected limb to block overactive nerve impulses that trigge...

Aging Gracefully, With a Chronic Disease

...nt work well, joints that dont work well. I have a wrist that doesnt flex and neuropathies in my legs, she says. I think its difficult when someone has a long-term disease to separate what happens as the body ages from what happens when you have a disease for a very long time. RA is debilitating for some...

Computer Mouse can Cause Arm Pain

...lso be appropriate for the size of your hand. Cold wrist rests can guard against inflammation. Padded rests for the ball of the hand can also reduce the strain on the arm. Alternate input options like voice recognition or graphic tables should also be considered. "Stretching exercises, natural arm and ha...

1,600 Roller Shoe Injuries Reported

...of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 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 we...

Maninder Says Wrist Injuries Were Sustained Accidentally

...l in East Delhi after he sustained injuries on his wrist on Saturday raising speculations of a suicide att...e Delhi Police, Singh said that he had injured his wrist when the glass window panes broke when he banged his hands on them to wake his family after returnin...

Dispirited Teens Work Up Team Spirit to End Their Lives

...bourne last year. I have had plastic surgery on my wrist from cutting a tendon when I slit my wrist. I have been diagnosed with depression as well as post-traumatic stress disorder; I was raped by a so-called "friend" when I was 16. But I was depressed before then . . . I'm still in a bad way, but I'm kind...

Sleep Quantity Affects Morning Testosterone Levels in Older Men

... addition to overnight laboratory polysomnography, wrist activity monitoring for six-to-nine days were used to determine the amount of nighttime sleep of the participants in everyday life settings. The main outcome levels were total sleep time and morning testosterone levels. Analyses revealed that the ...

Number of Specialists Best at Treating Children's Fractures Decreasing

... playing ? Appropriate protective gear, such as wrist guards, is used during activities like rollerblading ? Kids involved in athletics receive proper training and conditioning as fatigue and weakness can lead to a stumble or fall that can result in a fracture. Source-Newswise SRM...

Computer Programmers, need not fear Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

...y. CTS happens when a nerve passing through your wrist gets pinched, usually because of arthritis, obesit... repetitive and forceful movements of the hand and wrist during work or leisure activities can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Repeated motions performed in ...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

...he condition and 2 million men. Along with hip and wrist fractures, severe osteoporosis can cause compression fractures in the spine. This occurs when the bony block or vertebral body in the spine collapses, which can lead to severe pain, deformity and loss of height. While osteoporosis is the most common ...

Human Skin Harbors Many More Types of Bacteria

...individuals picking the region halfway between the wrist and the elbow for its convenience. "It's not where they wash their hands," explains Dr. Blaser. "And they don't have to undress." The researchers wanted to be able to compare two similar parts of the body. Because they also wanted to study change ove...

Nine Ways to Relieve Joint Stress

...ation in the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist can cause pain, swelling and limited motion. If you have joint pain or suffer from arthritis, no doubt you’ve already been prescribed medication by your doctor to reduce these symptoms. But there’s a lot you can do yourself—apart from taking your med...

Woman Undergoes Double Hand Transplant

...as two new hands and forearms two inches above the wrist bone. It'll be five or six months before she has any feeling. She’s delighted, because after 28 years without hands, she sees herself with some perfectly beautiful ones. She will have two useful hands that will allow her an independent life. It is mu...

Women Faces No Risk on Discontinuation of Osteoporosis Drug

...ncrease bone density and reduce the risk of spine, wrist and hip fractures in postmenopausal women. Bisphosphonates are the most commonly used treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis. The initial study was named the Fracture Intervention Trial or FIT, and its results were reported in 1996 and 1998. ...

Tennis Elbow is Not Caused Due to Improperly Sized Tennis Racket Grip

...acts between the ball and racket coupled with poor wrist stability especially during the backhand swing. The backhand stroke seems to be the culprit because it results in overexertion and micro-tearing within two primary muscles inside the forearm. Hatch and coauthors at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic st...

Season for Ladder Accidents!!

...ies are '100 percent preventable.' They range from wrist fractures to severe brain and spinal trauma, even death.' GYT...

Avoid "BlackBerry Thumb"

... avoiding thumb-typing and using a support for the wrist may overcome these problems. RAS...

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