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  • Detecting knee-cushion problems early could lead to better treatments

    Research could provide clues to causes of osteoarthritis Within the knee, two specialized, C-shaped pads of tissue called menisci perform many functions that are critical to knee-joint health. The menisci, best known as the shock absorbers in the knee, help disperse pressure, reduce friction and nourish the knee. Now, new research from the University of […]

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  • Walking on an incline could help people suffering from knee problems

    Incline walking on a treadmill could benefit people with knee osteoarthritis or knee replacements, says a new study from Ball State University. A research team led by Henry Wang, a Ball State exercise science professor, studied 15 volunteers at the university’s Biomechanics Laboratory to find that walking on an incline treadmill reduces stress on the […]

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  • Getting the perfect fit for artificial hips

    When a patient receives a new hip, it is usually adjusted only approximately to leg length. Greater accuracy requires a more precise measuring process as well as adjustable implants. Now, a new type of measurement method coupled with a modular implant should allow orthopedic surgeons to precisely calibrate leg length after the operation so it […]

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  • What Is the Future of Mobile-bearing Acetabular Components?

    Mobile-bearing acetabular components are a relatively new design option for total hip arthroplasty. The goal of these components, say the manufacturers, is to allow a better fit with the patient’s anatomy, provide greater mobility, and create a stable hip that’s less prone to dislocation. Are these components as good as the manufacturer’s claim? Are they […]

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  • Subclinical hyperthyroidism associated with an increased risk of hip and other fractures

    In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a low serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration in a person without clinical symptoms and normal thyroid hormone concentrations on blood tests. Overt hyperthyroidism is an established […]

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