A new therapy to treat spinal cord injuries in people who have lost all motor and sensory function below the injury site shows additional motor function improvement at 6-months and 9-months following treatment with 10 million AST-OPC1. The positive efficacy results from an ongoing research study were announced on Jan. 24 in a conference held by Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., the biotechnology company that manufactures AST-OPC1.
In the 12 months preceding total knee arthroplasty, women experienced significantly greater utilization of knee osteoarthritis-related health care than men, according to results.
The surgical treatment helps in relieving pain and restoring the function of the joint after the damage. If you have pain in the knee joint, it can become difficult to perform daily activities. People who are over the age of 50 commonly seek this surgery due to wear and tear on the knee joint.
Osteoporotic fractures are the vertebral and hip fractures, which are a primary source of morbidity in older men and women. The association between hip fractures and diabetes is strongly recognized these days. There have been numerous studies regarding the link between the two.
You are probably too aware of how hip and knee pain affects your mobility, especially if you want to exercise. The bad news is that having hip and knee pain or inflammatory conditions like arthritis puts you at a greater risk of developing some heart conditions.
Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments.
Image analyses of idiopathic scoliosis sufferers using a three-dimensional, back-surface-symmetry-recognition system. Top: images of a case in which a patient is to be treated with a brace. The thoracic vertebra curves by 34 degrees. Bottom: images of a case in which a patient requires surgery.