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Military surgeons report 'alarming frequency' of bench press injuries
MAYWOOD, IL - While deployed in combat zones, U.S. armed forces prepare for the rigors of combat and stay in peak condition by lifting weights during intense and demanding workouts. However a new study has found that serious chest muscle injuries are occurring with alarming frequency among deployed service members who lift weights. The injuries - tears of the pectoralis major tendon - occurred while doing bench press weight training. The injuries then requ ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Rate of hip replacement revision surgery declines in all age groups -- except ...
March 22, 2018 - As more patients undergo total hip arthroplasty THA before age 65, the rate of repeat hip surgery due to complications has risen sharply in this younger age group , reports a study in the March 21, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . Between 2007 and 2013, the rate of THA revision surgery has increased in adults aged 45 to 64 while decreasing in all other age grou ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain
A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain. The pain, say the study leaders at NYU School of Medicine, proceeds from the deterioration and related inflammation in knee joints caused in part by the extra weight they bear. And while the pain relief seen with lap-band surgery applied to all patients with oste ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
TGen-ASU study identifies molecular response of muscle to different types of e...
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- March 20, 2018 -- Exercise in the future could be customized for individuals based on genomics, according to a study by Arizona State University ASU and the Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen , an affiliate of City of Hope. For years, scientists have studied the effects of different types of exercise on the human body, but never before at this level of molecular precision, according to the TGen-ASU study published in the Journ ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Briefing notes: New papers to be released on burden of low back pain
Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 540 million people at any one time. Yet, a new Series of papers to be published in The Lancet highlights the extent to which the condition is mistreated, often against best practice treatment guidelines. Low Back Pain LBP is extremely common, and is the largest single cause of years lived with disability in England Global Burden of Disease 2013 UK specific data shows that LB ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy --a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease. The findings are reported by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Stem Cell Review and Reports . These cells, called chimeric cells, are made by combining a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Roux-en-Y surgery linked with more non-vertebral fractures than adjustable gas...
CHICAGO--Patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass RYGB surgery may be at greater risk for non-vertebral fracture than those having adjustable gastric banding AGB , a new population-based study reports. The results will be presented on Saturday, March 17 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. Bariatric surgery procedures, such as RYGB, are highly effective treatments that induce sustained weight loss, said lead ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause
CHICAGO--The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman s bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. The researchers reported finding higher bone mass and muscle mass in postmenopausal women who adhered to a Mediterranean diet than in those who did not. This way of eating involv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Minimally invasive treatment reduces knee pain and disability from osteoarthri...
LOS ANGELES March 19, 2018 --A nonsurgical treatment could improve quality of life for patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, according to new research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. In the first U.S. clinical trial on geniculate artery embolization GAE , a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment that blocks key arteries in the knee to reduce inflammation and pain, resulted in a major ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Neck spasms: Causes, treatment, exercises, and home remedies
A neck spasm occurs when the muscles in a person s neck contract involuntarily. Neck spasms can be very painful and may cause headaches or dizziness. Fortunately, a person can usually treat a neck spasm with exercise and home remedies.
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 16
Middle back pain: Causes, treatment, and exercises
Middle back pain refers to pain or discomfort in the thoracic spine the region of the back between the rib cage and the base of the neck.
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 16
Bone marrow edema in lower spine is common in young athletes
New research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis. The Arthritis Rheumatology findings may help define what amount of fluid detected on imaging tests may be considered background noise in physically active healthy individuals compared with patients who have axial spondyloarthropathy axial Spa , an inflammatory disease with low back p ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16