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Bariatric surgery before knee replacement cost-effective in improving outcomes...
Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing knee arthritis. It is also linked to less favorable outcomes after joint replacement surgery. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery HSS in New York City finds that bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement TKR is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes. The research appeared in the January issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . I ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Smart skin made of recyclable materials may transform medicine and robotics
Smart skin that can respond to external stimuli could have important applications in medicine and robotics. Using only items found in a typical household, researchers have created multi-sensor artificial skin that s capable of sensing pressure, temperature, humidity, proximity, pH, and air flow. The flexible, paper-based skin is layered onto a post-it note, with paper, aluminum foil, lint-free wip ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Better survival of implanted cells improves healing of bone fractures
To treat a complicated, non-healing bone defect, surgeons often use an implant with living cells to promote bone repair, but the implanted cells have a small chance of surviving because they are not prepared for a lack of oxygen and nutrients at the fracture site. Scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have now improved survival of these bone cells by preconditioning them to withstand the harmful env ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Ensuring ongoing care for patients treated during short-term surgical mission ...
ROSEMONT, Ill. Feb. 17, 2016 --Each year, hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons travel to developing countries to treat and care for patients. Yet despite the successful completion of many surgical procedures on patients who may not otherwise have access to care, adequate follow-up--so critical to optimal outcomes--is not always available or guaranteed. A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Physical therapy cuts urine leaks dramatically for women with osteoporosis
CLEVELAND, Ohio February 17, 2016 --After menopause, women with osteoporosis struggle more with urinary incontinence than women with healthy bones do. But physical therapy that includes pelvic floor muscle training can produce dramatic improvements, shows a study published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society. The study is the first-ever randomized, contr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
Stem cell gene therapy could be key to treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA have developed a new approach that could eventually be used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The stem cell gene therapy could be applicable for 60 percent of people with Duchenne, which affects approximately 1 in 5,000 boys in the U.S. and is th ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 13
Study finds freezing nerves prior to knee replacement improves outcomes
New Orleans, LA - The first study of its kind has found that freezing nerves before knee replacement surgery combined with traditional pain management approaches significantly improves patient outcomes. The results of the preliminary retrospective study led by Vinod Dasa, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, were published online Feb. 10, 2 ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 12
Treatments that reduce knee buckling may help prevent falls in older adults
Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling, according to a study published in Arthritis Care Research , a journal of the American College of Rheumatology ACR . The findings indicate that determining effective treatments for knee instability should be an import ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
Arthroscopic knee surgery does not cure sensations of knee catching or locking
A new Finnish study proves that a commonly used surgical treatment does not help patients who suffer from mechanical symptoms sensations of knee catching or locking associated with a degenerative knee. Established medical concepts should be rigorously tested from time to time to see if they can stand the scrutiny. No assumption is too obvious not to be tested in medicine , says Professor Teppo J 2 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
Newer pain management strategies can lead to quicker, shorter recovery after T...
ROSEMONT, Ill. Feb. 1, 2016 --According to a new literature review in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS , a team-based care approach consisting of the patient, family members, the orthopaedic surgeon and other medical practitioners on total knee replacement TKR procedures, in conjunction with newer pain management strategies, is key to maximizi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
MS drug tied to rising JC virus antibody levels
MINNEAPOLIS - People who take the drug natalizumab for multiple sclerosis may have up to a 10 times greater risk of developing a risk biomarker for activity of a virus that can lead to an often fatal brain disease, according to a study published in the January 27, 2016, online issue of Neurology reg Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation , a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Pro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Protein combination improves bone regeneration, UCLA study shows
A UCLA research team has found a combination of proteins that could significantly improve clinical bone restoration. The findings may be a big step toward developing effective therapeutic treatments for bone skeletal defects, bone loss and osteoporosis. The study, led by Dr. Kang Ting, professor and chair of the section of orthodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry Dr. Chia Soo, professor of pla ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1