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2011-07-11 20:06:43

Arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis is successful in terms of restoring range of motion, according to results from a recent Hospital for Special Surgery study. The study will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, held July 7-11 in San Diego. "This is the first study to show that in patients who are being treated for hip impingement with arthroscopy, not only do we restore their mechanical measurements,...

2010-10-04 22:52:13

Nationally recognized orthopedic oncologist presents new surgical techniques to preserve bone and soft tissue in bone cancers James C. Wittig, M.D. and colleagues will conduct a total of eight research presentations at the upcoming 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons and the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Wittig, an orthopedic oncologist with extensive experience in performing limb-sparing surgeries, is Chief of the...

2007-08-24 06:14:08

By Dorf, Erik R Chhabra, A Bobby; Golish, S Raymond; McGinty, Jasmin L; Pannunzio, Michael E Purpose: This study evaluated the maximum grip strength in a position of elbow extension versus flexion as a diagnostic tool in the assessment of a patient with suspected lateral epicondylitis (LE). Methods: From our database we identified 81 patients with grip strength measurements and the diagnosis of LE. From these patient records we collected grip strength measurements with the elbow in full...

2007-06-17 03:00:00

By Faux, Cynthia Marshall Padian, Kevin Abstract.- An extreme, dorsally hyperextended posture of the spine (opisthotonus), characterized by the skull and neck recurved over the back, and with strong extension of the tail, is observed in many well-preserved, articulated amniote skeletons (birds and other dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and at least placental mammals). Postmortem water transport may explain some cases of spinal curvature in fossil tetrapods, but we show how these can be distinguished...

2006-04-21 10:05:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- People with chronic knee pain known as patellofemoral pain syndrome may find relief from exercises that strengthen and stretch the hip muscles, research suggests. In a study of 35 adults with the condition, researchers found that when patients were able to increase their hip strength and flexibility through physical therapy, their knee pain significantly diminished. Patellofemoral pain occurs under and around the kneecap, and often worsens after activity or long...


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