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What is a hairline fracture?
Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that often develop in the foot or lower leg. It is common for hairline fractures to occur as a result of sports that involve repetitive jumping or running. » Read more Source: Medical News Today
Will My New Hip or Knee Last Forever?
Maybe. I have patients in my office every weeks or so that had their hip or knee replaced 10-15 years ago and their doctor told them that they would have to have it redone in 10-15 years. I ask these patients “Does your hip or knee hurt?” and the answer is usually “No”. I take […]
What is “hip arthroscopy” and is it right for me?
As with most things in medicine, an understanding of anatomy makes both problems and solutions a lot easier to understand. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The ball part is the upper end of the femur or thighbone and the socket is part of the pelvis called the acetabulum. The end of each […]
Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks. » Read more Source: News Medical Net
Large variation found in 3-D UKA alignment analysis for femoral, tibial components
Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the importance of component positioning. » Read more Source: Healio
Hip Arthroplasty Risk in Men Higher With Increased Dairy Product Consumption
Consuming more dairy products may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA) in men, according to a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology. » Read more Source: Rheumatology Advisor
Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?
Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis. » Read more Source: Medical News Today
Fluid in the knee holds clues for why osteoarthritis is more common in females
Researchers have more evidence that males and females are different, this time in the fluid that helps protect the cartilage in their knee joints. » Read more Source: Science daily
Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis
A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress
Buckle fractures: Risk factors and recovery
They are sometimes called torus fractures and are an example of an incomplete fracture. Another example of an incomplete fracture is a greenstick fracture, which is when the bone bends and cracks, but does not break all the way through. Greenstick fractures are also more common in children than adults. » Read more Source: Medical […]