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  • Ankle replacement surgery: What to expect

    Ankle replacement surgery involves removing damaged parts of the ankle joint and replacing them with an artificial joint. It is an option when noninvasive treatments, such as physical therapy, have been ineffective for arthritis.

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  • What to know about disability for back pain

    Some individuals with back pain may be eligible for a range of disability benefits. The eligibility requirements for these benefits may vary by state and depend on the cause of a person’s back pain.

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  • Frozen shoulder research may hold the key to understanding fibrosis resolution

    Frozen shoulder is a painful and disabling condition affecting the ligaments that form the shoulder joint capsule. Patients experience severe stiffening of their affected shoulder which can last for several years, interfering with activities of daily life.

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  • Mapping blood vessel network of the meniscus with high precision

    Knee operations on the meniscus cartilage are a frequent procedure on a particularly complex part of the human body. Empa researchers want to provide an improved basis for clinicians in order to reduce the risks of the operation. Using 3D models based on micro-computed tomography analyses in the laboratory, they are mapping the blood vessel network of the meniscus on a nanometer scale.

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  • Should all patients aged 75 years or older receive cemented femoral components for primary THA?

    Since the advent of the modern THA in the 1960s, it has been a life-changing surgical procedure with overwhelmingly successful results.

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  • Future of Football: Why ACL injuries have been on rise in women's game - and the technology and solutions to fix it

    It has been the hottest topic in the women's game - but not for welcome reasons. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are wreaking havoc within the sport, depriving top competitions, leagues and tournaments of some of the world's best players.

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  • Two-Portal Arthroscopic Knotless All-Suture Anchor Posterior Labral Repair

    Isolated posterior shoulder instability accounts for approximately 10% of shoulder instability cases. Patients may present after an acute trauma or with insidious onset and associated posterior shoulder pain. Knotless and all-suture anchor devices have become increasing popular and are often used in arthroscopic shoulder instability cases to avoid knot stacks and allow for the ability to re-tension the fixation. This technical note describes our technique for 2-portal posterior labral repair using knotless all-suture anchors with the patient in the lateral decubitus position.

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  • Minimally invasive brain-computer interface may help those with tetraplegia restore hand functions

    An implanted brain-computer interface (BCI) can assist severely disabled persons with communication and active rehabilitation. Sustainable BCI implants require minimal invasiveness.A team led by Prof. Bo Hong from Tsinghua Medicine proposed the principle and design of a minimally invasive BCI in 2013.

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  • Pain on Top of Foot: Treatment Based on Cause

    Pain on the top of the foot can occur from injury or as a side effect of a medical condition. You may also experience swelling, numbness, tingling, or burning—depending on the cause of your foot pain. Conditions such as osteoarthritis, extensor tendonitis, and gout can cause pain on the top of the foot.

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  • Researchers suggest changing gold standard of spine surgery from operative microscope to 3D exoscope

    Researchers and neurosurgeons at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) retrospectively compared the operative microscope to the 3D exoscope in a recent study published in World Neurosurgery and found better outcomes among both surgeons and patients when using the exoscope.

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