Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans
Source: Health Day
While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds.
Control system shows potential for improving function of powered prosthetic leg
Source: Medical xpress
A control system that incorporated electrical signals generated during muscle contractions and gait information resulted in improved real-time control of a powered prosthetic leg for different modes of walking (such as on level ground or descending stairs), according to a study in the June 9 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Panel discusses epidemic of youth sports injuries, role of prevention programs
At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, we convened a special Banyan Tree session to talk about injuries in youth athletes. This is a real problem that all orthopedic surgeons see on a regular basis one that, I think, is still under-recognized. In this Orthopedics Today Round Table, we highlight the discussion, particularly as it relates to overhead sports, as well as how orthopedic surgeons can play a role in stemming the tide of injuries. We also talk about innovations to help with prevention and treatment, as well as the role of the STOP Sports Injuries and Pitch Smart programs.
High risk of capsular restretching found among women and elite athletes
Even after successful arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift, women, elite athletes and patients with frequent dislocations were at high risk of capsular restretching, according to study results.
Osteochondral autograft transplantation may offer higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics
Among patients who underwent cartilage repair of the knee, osteochondral autograft transplantation enabled a much higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics, according to results presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting.
Penn State College of Medicine receives millions for geriatric exercise program research
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded approximately $14 million to Penn State College of Medicine to study the efficacy of an interdisciplinary exercise regime for seniors who have experienced fall-related fractures.
Subclinical hyperthyroidism associated with an increased risk of hip and other fractures
Source: Science Daily
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.
University of Iowa team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries
Source: Medical News Today
Injectable gel encourages self-healing of cartilage Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even after surgery, cartilage degeneration can progress leading to painful arthritis.
Tuberculosis of the Cervical Spine
The authors are from the Department of Radiology (JJM, LWB) and the Department of Neurosurgery (PDS), Florida Hospital, Orlando; and Florida State University College of Medicine (AJE), Tallahassee, Florida.
MRI showed imaging abnormalities but good clinical results with ACI
CHICAGO MRI appearance of autologous chondrocyte implantation showed imaging abnormalities at 65.8-month follow-up; however, autologous chondrocyte implantation was still found to produce good clinical results, according to data presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting, here