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  • New FES device could improve gait in patients with foot drop

    The WalkAide, a novel system that uses single channel functional electric stimulation to improve gait, could be beneficial for patients with foot drop, according to data presented here at the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting. Source: Healio Read More

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  • Diabetic foot infection incidence declines 52% in 15-year span

    Incidence of diabetic foot infections and consequential lower-extremity amputation in the United States has been significantly reduced from 1996 to 2010, according to recently published data. Source: Healio Read More

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  • Why is osteoarthritis more common among athletes?

    Osteoarthritis and reduced range of motion in the hip and groin are more common among athletes and other people who engage in strenuous physical activity. Source: Science Daily Read More

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  • Study identifies predictors of infection after open ankle fracture

    SAN DIEGO — Results of a retrospective review presented here cited diabetes and the use of immunosuppressant medications among the patient, injury and treatment risk factors for infection following open ankle fracture. Source: Healio Read More

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  • Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces FDA Approval for AUGMENT® Bone Graft

    First Clinically Proven, Cost – Effective Alternative to Autograft for Ankle and/or Hindfoot Fusion Indications Company Can Now Initiate Commercial Sale and Distribution of AUGMENT® Bone Graft in the U.S. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – September 1, 2015 – Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI) today announced that its BioMimetic subsidiary has received an approval order from […]

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  • Running with prosthetic lower-limbs: an advantage or disadvantage?

    Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair advantage when running against athletes without prosthetics. The last two Olympic Games in both Beijing and London have had some controversy attached to them regarding the role of […]

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  • Girls suffer more overuse injuries in teen sports

    A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion […]

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  • How does aging affect athletic performance?

    I remember the moment a few years ago while watching TV when I realized that if I were riding in the Tour de France, at age 42 I’d be the oldest person in the race. It hit me that my dream of racing in cycling’s biggest event was over…it was not going to happen. Not […]

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  • Technology offers hope of better bionic legs

    Scientists say they’re making progress toward developing a motorized artificial lower leg that automatically adjusts to changes in movement, such as from walking to using stairs. Currently, powered prosthetics are available for the arm, knee, ankle and foot, but not for the length of leg from knee to foot. The technology described in a new […]

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  • Make no bones about it: The female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health

    Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad” […]

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