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2013-07-09 23:28:48

Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries, occurring in people of all ages, both athletes and non-athletes. Leading Orthopaedist Dr. Stuart Styles provides tips for understanding torn meniscus treatment. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Knee problems send almost 20 million people to a doctor's office each year. Injuries to the knees are common to all sports and cumulative wear and tear on the knee sends large numbers of older people to doctors' offices as well. “The...

2013-07-09 23:22:38

Mahir Reiss, a physical therapy professional, is speaking out on effective ways for athletes to prevent injury. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Mahir Reiss is a veteran physical therapist who regularly uses his knowledge to help athletes prevent and recover from injury. Now, Dr. Reiss is lending his support to a new article that details some important strategies that any athlete should use in order to prevent injury. Regardless of whether the individual is a “weekend warrior”...

2013-07-08 23:01:35

New Resource Shares Insider Tips and Treatment Options to Get Players Quickly Back into the Game Concord, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Game Ready®, the leader in active compression and cold therapy technology for injury treatment and post-operative recovery, today announced it is releasing a new guide to help football players, trainers and coaches understand how to optimize recovery from injuries sustained on the field. The E-book, Getting Back in the Game: How to Recover Faster from...

2013-06-28 23:20:07

Attorney John J. Driscoll of The Driscoll Firm, P.C., has filed a lawsuit in Illinois alleging that three Pradaxa patients died and four more were injured after taking a blood-thinner manufacturered by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Bidachem. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Nationally recognized drug injury lawyer John J. Driscoll and The Driscoll Firm, P.C., are representing 10 people from seven states in a new lawsuit alleging that fraud and misrepresentation by drug...

2013-06-27 23:20:28

Dr. Patti Paris leads serious illness and injury care at Alaska’s only Level II Trauma Center hospital. ANCHORAGE, AK (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), an acute and specialty care provider for Alaska Native and American Indian people, announced the appointment of Patti Paris, M.D., FACEP, MBA, as new Service Chief of the ANMC Emergency Department (ED). As a longtime member of the ANMC staff, Dr. Paris brings compassion, expertise and leadership to the care...

2013-06-26 16:54:05

The knees are the body part that is injured the most by dinghy sailors. The injuries are primarily due to overstrain and most often occur during physical training. This was shown in a study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. "Studies have been made on the risk of injury for many sports, but not for dinghy sailing. With more knowledge, we can create recommendations that will prevent sailors from getting injured," says Lena Bøymo-Having, who conducted the study at the...

2013-06-26 10:18:44

Findings suggest similar strategies may one day be useful for human patients Using a novel technique to promote the regeneration of nerve cells across the site of severe spinal cord injury, researchers have restored bladder function in paralyzed adult rats, according to a study in the June 26 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings may guide future efforts to restore other functions lost after spinal cord injury. It also raises hope that similar strategies could one day be used...

2013-06-25 13:30:13

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pennsylvania) have categorized the appearance and evolution of abnormalities on neuroimages that represent abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants. The researchers' descriptions of these abnormalities are important for narrowing down the timing of AHT, which can aid police in identifying and excluding potential perpetrators. Appearances of a variety of abusive traumatic injuries on cranial CT...

2013-06-25 13:17:38

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago have found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to demonstrate a moderate disability after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury than children without ADHD. Detailed findings of this phenomenon are reported and discussed in "The impact of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on recovery from mild traumatic brain injury. Clinical...

2013-06-20 23:11:06

Treatment with recently identified molecule helps neutrophils travel to site of injury, may reduce sepsis, other complications Advances in emergency medicine and trauma surgery have had a significant impact on survival of patients in the days immediately after major injuries, including burns. Patients who survive the immediate aftermath of their injuries now are at greatest risk from infections — particularly the overwhelming, life-threatening immune reaction known as sepsis —...

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Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

2010-12-03 16:24:27

A goaltender mask, referred to a goalie mask, is worn by an ice hockey, inline hockey, and field hockey goaltenders in order to protect them from injury. In 1959, Jacques Plante was the first to create and use a practical mask. It was made of fiberglass that was contoured to his face although it eventually morphed into a helmet/cage combination. However, the single full fiberglass mask is much more popular option due to its safety. This mask changed the way goaltenders played since it...

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