Search Results for knee instability

Read this before you get your knee replaced

More than sixty thousand Canadians per year, and climbing, get knee replacement surgery. A U.S study published last week in the British Medical Journal finds that a good number of patients south of the border may be getting new knees … READ MORE

Cure that aching knee today

Injury is part of our lives. Our natural affinity for physical activity – such as sports – put us in danger of having an injury. One of the worst injuries which can happen to an individual is knee injury. Knee protection … READ MORE

Why are women more prone to knee injuries?

“Birth control pills help maintain lower and more consistent levels of estrogen, which may prevent periodic ACL weakness,” said lead author and MD PhD student Aaron Gray. “With this in mind, we examined whether oral … READ MORE

Brace yourself for knee pain relief

If you’re among the estimated 10 million [Americans, annually] who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, take heart in knowing that several nonsurgical options, pharmacologic and otherwise, are available for … READ MORE

Doctors identify a new knee ligament

Knee surgeons from the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium announced that they had found a new knee ligament, one that had not previously been specifically identified, despite untold numbers of past knee dissections and scans. By … 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

Can AFOs help prevent falls?

Studies suggest that ankle foot orthoses can improve balance in some individuals, so it might seem logical that they would also help prevent falls. But the medical literature has yet to reveal a direct con­nection between AFOs and … READ MORE

Some skiers can avoid surgery for ACL tears

Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear. About a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on the slopes can be successfully treated without … READ MORE

Controlling drop foot: beyond standard AFOs

The basic goal of orthotic management is to improve toe clearance during swing and provide stability during stance, but new technologies—from energy-storing composites to functional electrical stimulation—do much more. By Jeremy … READ MORE
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