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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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Sports medicine: for people with and beyond cancer
It's well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer.
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Wearables: artificial skin helps rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality
Just like our senses of hearing and vision, our sense of touch plays an important role in how we perceive and interact with the world around us. And technology capable of replicating our sense of touch – also known as haptic feedback – can greatly enhance human-computer and human-robot interfaces for applications such as medical rehabilitation and virtual reality.
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Prosthesis: new lease of life thanks to new aorta
Patients with the rare Loeys-Dietz syndrome suffer from aortic enlargement which may result in sudden over-expansion and a fatal aortic tear. In order to prevent this from happening, an aortic prosthesis must be implanted.
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Rehabilitation: relearning how to walk with peculiar shoe
A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Clinical trials have been completed on the U.S. patented and licensed iStride Device, formerly the Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe (GEMS), with results just published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
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Sports medicine: GymCam tracks exercises that wearable monitors can't
Wearable sensors such as smartwatches have become a popular motivational tool for fitness enthusiasts, but gadgets do not sense all exercises equally. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that a stationary camera is a better choice for gym exercises.
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Prosthetics: electronic glove offers 'humanlike' features
People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
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News from the exhibitors of MEDICA and COMPAMED

Kinarm to be demonstrated for the first time at MEDICA
Robotic system gives new insights into brain injury Nov. 8, 2019 KINGSTON, ON – The world’s first interactive robotic system for measuring brain function will be demonstrated for the first time...
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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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