Search Results for When Knees Need Support

3D printable implants may ease damaged knees

Printable hydrogel matches the strength and elasticity of human cartilage. A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped … READ MORE

Assessing knee supports

How effective is wearing a stabilizing knee support? When you say “effective,” I assume that you’re asking how well a knee support can stabilize a wobbly knee or lessen the pain of an arthritic one. The answer, based on a large … READ MORE

The stages of knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that often affects the knee. In the first stage, symptoms are mild, but by the fourth, a person may need surgery. Conservative biomechanical strategies for knee osteoarthritis. Paulo … READ MORE

Leaning into the Ogo – seated Segway

In a 2016 video, a man seated on a cool-looking modified Segway called an Ogo wowed viewers with a slick demo of the device’s hands-free driving capabilities. By simply leaning in the direction he wanted to go, the rider … READ MORE

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. Overpronation is when the arches of the foot roll inward or downward when walking, … READ MORE

Understanding hypotonia

Diagnostic challenges should not delay clinical intervention. Hypotonia, or abnormally low muscle tone, is by itself not a disorder but a symptom of an enormous array of issues—many of which can be difficult to diagnose accurately. … READ MORE

Never count yourself out: Sledge hockey gold

If anyone had told a younger Jeremy Hall, bound in a wheelchair and later, leg braces, that he would go on to become a national gold-medal winning hockey player, he wouldn’t have believed it. Team Alberta, which includes Jeremy Hall … READ MORE

OA strongly affects difficulty in walking

Influence of arthritis greater than heart disease or diabetes. One in four older adults reported having difficulty walking, with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip having a larger influence on this than comorbidities such as … READ MORE

Long wait times defy quick fixes

The solution is really system wide. About a decade ago, it seemed obvious that Canada was going to need a lot more orthopedic surgeons to replace more hips, knees and other joints, in part due to our aging population. To prepare to … READ MORE

High heels: Elevating the discussion

The biomechanical implications of high-heeled shoes are well known, and now dramatic weight-bearing images and new study findings are taking practitioner and patient awareness to the next level. But many women are still sacrificing … READ MORE
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