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Global experts debate dodgy joint implants

International, interstate and local leaders from the orthopaedics field will converge on Flinders University Victoria Square this week to explore new ways to screen out poorly designed orthopaedic devices, including hip and ...

May 07, 2014
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ACL injuries in young female athletes now an epidemic

(Medical Xpress)—With young female athletes experiencing an epidemic of ACL knee injuries, a Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine specialist is urging parents to demand that coaches implement injury-prevention ...

May 01, 2014
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Technique change benefits limited to 'forefoot' runners

Runners beware—changing your technique from landing heel first (rearfoot strike) to the ball of your foot first (forefoot strike) may have adverse repercussions, according to research from the University of WA's School ...

Apr 15, 2014
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Knee

The knee joint joins the thigh with the leg and consists of two articulations: one between the fibula and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. It is the largest joint in the human body and is very complicated. The knee is a mobile trocho-ginglymus (i.e. a pivotal hinge joint), which permits flexion and extension as well as a slight medial and lateral rotation. Since in humans the knee supports nearly the whole weight of the body, it is vulnerable to both acute injury and the development of osteoarthritis.

It is often grouped into tibiofemoral and patellofemoral components. (The fibular collateral ligament is often considered with tibiofemoral components.)

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