Research
Workplace injuries don't just come from lifting heavy things or falling off a ladder. People with desk jobs can develop debilitating hand and wrist problems that make it difficult to work, and poorly designed software could be to blame. However, researchers at the Texas A&M School of Public Health are creating tools to that could help develop safer software.
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is characterized by episodic or constant pain in the pelvic region lasting more than six months.
The Center for Joint Preservation at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Maryland is participating in a clinical study with Orthofix International N.V. to assess the effectiveness and safety of pulsed electromagnetic field technology (PEMF) for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Patients taking prescription opioids before knee replacement operation has poorer pain outcomes six months post-surgery, according to a study published May 17 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicate that portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established millions of years earlier than previously thought.
A new paper in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association indicates that the most widely accepted theory to date of joint cracking fails to explain why joints produce sound when cracked – and may lead to inaccurate predictions relating to health outcomes.
The pathophysiology of craniocervical pain is not well understood and treatment of these disorders often targets the suboccipital region.
San Diego, Calif. – Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a placebo procedure.
ORLANDO – Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss. Results of a new study were presented March 31st at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando.
More than two-thirds of adults experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives. It is also commonly thought that LBP is more prevalent in individuals who sit for prolonged periods.
Three teams of Canadian scientists will collaborate with Caribbean and Latin American researchers to study the Zika virus, a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the International Development Research Centre. This is part of a $3-million investment for Zika research announced by Health Minister Jane Philpott in May 2016.
Las Vegas – The foot and tibial angles of a rearfoot strike runner do not correlate well with loading impact rates, according to research presented at this year's Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the health of the gut microbiome and mental health.
Researchers at Toronto Western Hospital's Canadian Concussion Centre have discovered the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brain of a deceased patient with no known history of concussions.They say it's the first known case of its kind.
Quadricep strength and speed of force production (SFP) both affect physical functioning in people with, or at risk for, knee osteoarthritis, according to research presented recently at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
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