With reports of roughly 20% of total knee replacement patients dissatisfied with persistent pain after surgery, Veterans Affairs Health Care researchers developed the “kinematic alignment” method of knee replacement, said to be superior to pain relief and range of motion associated with postsurgical results of traditional knee-replacement methods.
Traumatic brain injuries that cause toxic proteins to build up in the brain inhibit the body’s ability to clear out damaged proteins. This accumulation begins the development of neurodegenerative disorders increasing among older adults.
Nerve cells trapped inside of scar tissue can be released to spur recovery of bowel control and some ability to ambulate, according to findings in a recent study based at Case Western Reserve University.
Stem cells made from patients were reportedly used by researchers to successfully identify the mechanism that allows the spread of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease across the brain.
Staring at a handheld electronic device can exert the equivalent of 60 pounds of weight pressing onto the spine. This is a phenomena discussed in a new study in the journal Surgical Technology.
Ohio State University researchers are dialing back activity on the healthy side of a post-stroke brain to determine whether it will encourage the injured side of the brain to work harder and, thus, effect better recovery of motor control and other functions.
Nearly half of patients who fit the criteria for multiple sclerosis (MS) actually developed the disease among a group of study subjects for whom MRI was used in a neurological evaluation.
The University of Waterloo published study findings recently that document how the spine moves during sex, and outlines which positions are best for women affected by low back pain. Results are said to debunk the idea that “spooning” is the ideal position for women with low back pain.
The news for individuals who have a “medium” level of exercise is good: the risk of Parkinson’s disease among those individuals will be lower by as much as 45%, according to a 17-year study.
Penn State College of Medicine researchers recently identified a gene variant that is present in an estimated one-third of ALS patients who have an accelerated disease progression.