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December 7 The Kansas City Star Most people don't get body parts for Christmas from Santas in surgical gowns. Terry Johnson and five other patients are notable exceptions. More News Thanks to an independent medical charitable organization called
Stock Hands on the steering wheel, one foot toggling between brake and pedal, head twisting to check mirrors. Consider the many bones and joints you must engage before you even turn on a car's ignition, among them the fingers, wrist, forearm, elbow,
41 pm Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images In his mid-forties, Charles Carroll, a letter carrier in Shrewsbury, Mass., started taking anti-inflammatory medicine for his achy knees. Despite his young age, osteoarthritis had begun to settle in.
A generation of aging baby boomers means more knee replacement surgeries than ever, and a new device is helping orthopedic surgeons get the job done more safely. The Aquamantys system works by transmitting a combination of radio frequency energy and
Ms Wright has already had one of her shoulders replaced and both knees and hips rebuilt with metal and plastic joints after her natural bones were worn down by the disease. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a childhood form of arthritis, a condition
Using the real time feedback, surgeons are able to make better decisions regarding component position, limb alignment and soft tissue to achieve better balance and stability...In order to visualize tibial-femoral articulation through a full range of
Hip implant Millions of Americans have hip and knee implants, and in part thanks to aggressive marketing to younger consumers and aging baby boomers, demand for implant surgeries will only grow: The number of hip and knee replacement surgeries is
People under 65 take advantage of devices and treatments once considered mainly for the elderly. Jay Alvas sneakers pounded the treadmill, set to the speed of a brisk walk. Sweat dripped off the 53-year-old as he hit a groove during a recent workout.
The data were presented at the Marshall Steele 7th Annual Orthopedic and Spine Summit in San Antonio...The investigators recorded average pain scores, knee flexion, length of stay, and performed a cost analysis for both groups...The product combines
If you're one of the millions of Americans who buys glucosamine or chondroitin supplements to ease arthritis pain in your knee, you may want to think twice. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons said this week that there's no reason for people