Primary Care and Rehab

Sports medicine and allied health care

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

Out on a limb: Valuable testimony

A person’s testimony doesn’t always agree with objective evidence—that’s why some defense attorneys won’t allow their clients to take the stand during a trial, even in their own defense. Similarly, as most clinicians know, … READ MORE

An app a day keeps the doctor away

Healthcare is poised for an upheaval, with the arrival of artificially intelligent health apps that could replace visits to the doctor. Smartening up medicine. Your.MD By Douglas Heaven, New Scientist 19 July 2017 Stiff neck, … READ MORE

Knee surgery—have we been doing it wrong?

Cleaning up loose cartilage is not always beneficial, according to a new University at Buffalo study that could impact athletes and seniors, reduce health care costs. By Grove Potter, University at Buffalo July 18, 2017 A team of … READ MORE

Out on a limb: Healing arts

Healthcare practitioners and artists wouldn’t seem to have much in common, other than perhaps an appreciation of anatomy. But a new book has made me think the two professions also share an appreciation of people. The woman in the … READ MORE

What I wish I’d known about my knees

Many of the procedures people undergo to counter chronic knee pain in the hopes of avoiding a knee replacement have limited or no evidence to support them. Some enrich the pockets of medical practitioners while rarely benefiting … READ MORE

Effect of AFO design on walking after stroke

Gait speed linked to braking force. Rigid ankle foot orthoses increase gait speed in hemiplegic stroke patients, but not for the reasons one might think, according to research from the Kessler Foundation Research Center in New Jersey. … READ MORE

Knee surgery rates soaring among teen girls

A growing number of U.S. athletes are getting operations to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teen girls. Former Dallas Texans player Christina Gordon (wearing … READ MORE
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