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2013-04-20 23:02:12

What's the best way to enjoy a safe running program? Dr. Ross Henshaw of Danbury Orthopedics treats athletes of all ages and levels, and offers smart training tips here. Danbury, CT (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 Dr. Ross Henshaw, a fellowship-trained knee, hip and shoulder orthopedic surgeon, specializes in Sports Medicine at Danbury Orthopedics. He is also Chief of the Orthopedic Section at Danbury Hospital. Dr. Henshaw treats athletes of all ages and levels — from the recreational to the...

2013-04-19 17:54:00

Wearing a knee brace has been shown to “significantly improve the pain and symptoms” of a type of osteoarthritis affecting the kneecap, according to a new study. Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at The University of Manchester claim their findings, presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International meeting in Philadelphia tomorrow (Friday April 19) have enormous potential for treating this common joint condition effectively — as well as providing a...

2013-04-15 11:42:17

Dual energy CT is an effective way to evaluate emergency department patients with possible anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, a new study shows. ACL tears are one of the most frequent ligamentous injuries of the knee; they are not commonly diagnosed in the emergency department because they are not seen on plain x-rays. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, imaged the knees of 27 patients using dual energy CT -- 16 of the patients had confirmed ACL tears, while 11 had no history...

2013-04-10 16:46:34

New research suggests that patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who wear flat, flexible footwear (mobility shoes) had significant reduction in knee loading–the force placed upon the joint during daily activities. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that long term use of the mobility shoes helped OA patients adapt their gait, or how they walk, which improved knee loading, even when the mobility shoes were no...

2013-04-05 11:50:03

Only half of people with arthritis who had a hip or knee replacement reported a significant improvement in pain and mobility after surgery, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES). "Many patients with hip and knee arthritis have the condition in more than one of their hip or knee joints," said the study's lead author Dr. Gillian Hawker. "So it's not surprising that replacing a single joint doesn't alleviate all...


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