For hockey great Bobby Orr, a torn knee ligament ended his career at age 30. Orr had more than 17 knee operations, at one point having his meniscus removed—the cartilaginous tissue that helps stabilize and lubricate the knee joint. Now scientists can see in real time just how important the meniscus is.
Mobile gait analysis and feedback system could help patients walk normally after hip joint operation
Patients who have received a new hip joint must first learn to walk "normally" again after the operation. A mobile gait analysis and feedback system developed by a Kaiserslautern research team in cooperation with physicians and biomechanics shall help to achieve this goal.
Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may raise the risk for hip fractures among dialysis patients by nearly 20 percent, a new study suggests.
Many people with kidney failure take medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which curb production of stomach acid.