Source: Science Daily
Amateurs running full-length marathons could be significantly raising levels of several key biomarkers of cardiac strain. Levels of two proteins -- troponin I and troponin T -- were highest after runners completed a full marathon compared to a half marathon, and a 10K race, as were other biomarkers of cardiac stress.
Source: A Closer Look at Stem Cells
Recently, scientists have discovered a new cell type, human skeletal stem cells, that are providing insights into human skeletal development. These cells, which give rise to both bone and cartilage, may help researchers design potential therapeutic approaches to treat skeletal injuries and diseases.
At minimum 5-year follow-up, significant improvements in patient-reported outcomes were seen in patients aged 50 years or older who underwent hip arthroscopy for treatment of labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement, according to recently published results.
A knee sprain refers to torn or overstretched ligaments, the tissues that hold bones together. If you have a sprained knee, the structures within the knee joint that connect the thigh bone to the shin bone have been injured.
Source: Medical Xpress
New research led by the Hip Implant Prosthesis Study (HIPS) team at the University of Bristol Medical School has shown that small-head (less than 36 mm in diameter) cemented metal-on-plastic hip replacements are the most cost-effective in men and women older than 65 years.
Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both types often lead to knee pain.
Your ankle is a complex grouping of bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It supports your weight while standing, walking, and running. It’s quite common for injuries or conditions to affect your ankle and this can cause pain while walking.
According to the latest research, the single biggest risk factor that predicts whether or not a young athlete gets injured is specialization or competing in one sport for more than eight months a year.
Source: Orthopedics This Week
A new study, “Age-Dependent Patellofemoral Pain: Hip and Knee Risk Landing Profiles in Prepubescent and Postpubescent Female Athletes,” published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine on August 9, 2018, suggests that the progression from prepubertal to postpubertal status in female athletes may have a protective effect on high-risk hip mechanics associated with patellofemoral pain in female athletes.
Source: Physician’s Weekly
For many people with a tear in the rubbery cartilage that cushions the knee, physical therapy may work just as well as surgery in terms of quieting pain and returning the joint’s function, a new study suggests.