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Anterior cervical discectomy (ACDF) surgery: All you need to know
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgery to reduce or eliminate chronic pain in the neck and back due to a problem with the discs.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 11
Nociceptive and neuropathic pain: What's the difference?
Nociceptive pain is a medical term used to describe the pain from physical damage or potential damage to the body. Examples might be the pain felt from a sports injury, a dental procedure, or arthritis.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 11
Neural foraminal stenosis: Definition, causes, and treatment
Neural foraminal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the small openings between each vertebra in the spine, called foramen, which nerve roots pass through.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Heart failure therapy hope as drug blocks deadly muscle scarring
A potential treatment to prevent deadly muscle scarring that contributes to chronic heart failure has been uncovered by scientists. The therapy could also prevent scarring of the skeletal muscles we use to move our arms and legs, a cause of long-term disabilities. The treatment works by targeting molecules on the surface of scar-forming cells, called alpha V integrins. A research team, led by the University of Edinburgh, found that blocking these molecules ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
FRAX online risk assessments reach 20 million milestone
Since its initial launch in 2008, the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool FRAX reg has offered medical practitioners in all regions of the world a simple, freely accessible online calculator to predict an individual patient s 10-year probability of an osteoporotic fracture. The FRAX algorithm is currently provided for 63 countries and is available in 34 languages. Prof. Eugene McCloskey, Professor in Adult Bone Disease and Honorary Consultant at the Metabolic Bo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Good long-term improvement after 'reverse' shoulder replacement in patients un...
October 26, 2017 - For younger patients with severe damage to the rotator cuff muscles, a reverse shoulder replacement provides lasting improvement in shoulder function, according to a study in The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . In the absence of treatment alternatives, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty [RTSA] is a justifiable treatment for patients with a massive, irreparable rotator cuff te ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
IOF study reveals low dietary calcium intake in Asia and Latin America
A new study led by an International Osteoporosis Foundation IOF research committee has found that daily average calcium intake among adults varies widely around the world. Critically low intake was found in certain Asian, African and Latin American countries - while studies showed nearly double the intake in many European countries and in the USA. Calcium is a major building block of bone, accounting for about 30-35 of its mass and much of its strength. Th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Studies reveal characteristics of bone and tendon injuries incurred by Olympic...
Boston --Female athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were more likely to experience bone stress injuries in their lower extremities while competing in track and field compared to other events. In addition, tendon abnormalities similarly were most common in track and field athletes, however they most frequently involved the shoulder, Achilles and patellar tendons. These findings, which are published in two separate studies in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Iliac crest pain: Causes, exercises, and treatment
The iliac crest is the most prominent part of the ilium, the largest of the three bones that make up the bony pelvis or hip bone.
Medical News Today - Sun. Oct 22
Barrow researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degeneration
PHOENIX, Ariz. Oct. 19, 2017 Research by a Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgery team on novel imaging technique assessment of patients with lumbar spine degeneration was published in the Aug. 28 issue of PLOS ONE . The research was conducted as part of an American-Russian neurosurgery collaboration led by Dr. Mark Preul at the Barrow Neurological Institute s Neurosurgery Research Department and Dr. Vadim Byvaltsev, a leading Russian neurosurgeon, and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn t take a toll on children s health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist. One out of every 25 children develops scoliosis, says Dr. Scott Sorenson, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Penn State Children s Hospital in Hershey, Pa. The condition usually occurs when kids reach their preteen years but it can happen in babies or toddlers. It s unclear wh ...
Healthday - Fri. Oct 20
Retrolisthesis: Types, causes, and symptoms
Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction that occurs when a single vertebra in the back slips backward along or underneath a disc.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 16