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  • Muscle strength fades after just two weeks of inactivity

    Source: Medical Xpress

    It takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for those who are physically fit to lose a significant amount of their muscle strength, new research indicates.

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  • Canal-to-Diaphysis Ratio as an Osteoporosis-Related Risk Factor for Hip Fractures

    Source: Healio

    Prevention of osteoporosis is essential to health, quality of life, and independence in the elderly. The accepted diagnostic method for evaluation of fracture risk after osteopenia and osteoporosis is the measurement of bone mineral density with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This method is limited because of its low accessibility, high capital costs, and low sensitivity. This study evaluated whether canal diameter is a reliable indicator as a major risk factor for hip fracture in the elderly.

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  • Routine gait analysis may be a helpful guide for post-TKA rehabilitation

    Source: Healio

    Many patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty did not experience improvement in their gait relative to preoperative patients by 12 months postoperatively; however, use of routine gait analysis was helpful for guiding patients' postoperative rehabilitation and may be useful for developing strategies for mobility improvement, according to researchers' findings.

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  • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

    Source: ICJR

    Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had with the procedure as the rate of complications decreased, thanks to the significant knowledge we have gained over the course of the past 10 years of using the reverse prosthesis.

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  • Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

    Source: Health Day

    While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds.

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