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Yoga practice enhances management of knee OA

Research suggests that a tailored yoga practice can help reduce pain and improve function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Potential mechanisms include strengthening, improving flexibility, and altering gait biomechanics. by … READ MORE

The humble cervical collar gets an overhaul

by Gavin Corley, MedGadget on Apr 12, 2012 An undergraduate team of three mechanical engineering students and three biomedical engineering students have redesigned the common cervical collar to provide better stabilization for the … READ MORE

How 3D printing can take your pain away

Foot orthotics, those moulded insoles that reduce the stress of injury or genetic misalignment, are wondrous things. Acquiring them, though, can be troublesome. Patients wade through a hard-to-navigate, expensive maze of appointments, … READ MORE

Changes in multi-segment foot biomechanics

Figure 1. The semi-custom mouldable Softec Response orthotic used in the current study. Background Semi-custom foot orthoses (SCO) are thought to be a cost-effective alternative to custom-made devices. However, previous biomechanical … READ MORE

Knee implant that helps osteoarthritis

“The clinical benefit of joint unloading is proven to reduce pain,” clinical investigator Philipp Niemeyer of the University of Freiburg said in a statement. “However, while some methods of unloading will transfer the load to … READ MORE
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