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Imaging study paves way to better understanding of arthritis
Oregon State University research has provided the first complete, cellular-level look at what is going on in joints afflicted by osteoarthritis, a debilitating and costly condition that affects nearly one-quarter of adults in the United States.
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Physiotherapy: smart knee bandage for arthrosis patients
"Anthrokinemat", a smart knee bandage, is to support arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise. All relevant data on the strains of the joints are collected and transferred to the patient’s mobile phone.
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VR: making therapy easier for stroke survivors
Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend their physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest that the technology – and the social connection it facilitates – are effective at encouraging therapy participation.
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Diagnostics: missed prosthetic joint infections
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study was presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta on November 12.
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Children with Down syndrome: increased risk for arthritis
A new study finds that children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk of an associated form of arthritis. Additionally, researchers recommend changing the name to Down syndrome-associated arthritis to more accurately reflect the inflammatory and erosive nature of the condition. Details of this study will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.
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Bone: dissolving screws
Where bones fracture, surgeons often have to join the fragments with implants. Magnesium orthopaedic screws, which over time dissolve in the body, spare patients another operation after healing is completed and reduce the risk of infection. To develop optimized alloys and orthopaedic screws with functionalized surfaces, Empa researchers are now investigating magnesium corrosion.
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FEI Introduces the CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser
The CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser can be used anywhere at anytime to perform high-impact upper, lower and total body exercises. With one tool you can rehabilitate post injury, improve...
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NEW ACTIVE EFFECT KNEE-HIGHS - unisex
A new line of unique knee-highs in microfibre, cotton or wool for him and for her. Elegant, with soft band and comfortable toe that do not constrict. Manufactured with high quality yarns to ensure a...
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