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Heels and arch supports increase torque on the knee

Footwear worsens joint biomechanics

Casey Kerrigan, MD, MS, Department Chair, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia Health System, discusses her research findings that any type of shoe heel or arch support increases knee varus torque by 26%, predisposing to osteoarthritis. This effect is true for all types...

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Hyperkyphosis predicts mortality in women with vertebral fractures

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research indicates that hyperkyphosis is an independent risk factor for mortality in older women with vertebral fractures. According to the report in the Annals of Internal Medicine for May 19, each standard deviation increase in kyphosis increased the risk of death over...

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Fixation of cementless acetabular implants stable for at least 20 years

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Primary total hip arthroplasty with a porous-coated cementless acetabular component continues to provide “durable fixation at 20 years postoperatively,” orthopedic surgeons from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago report. "Our results confirm earlier work done at...