Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Step forward in falling research

University of Queensland research shows there is more at play than just a sinking feeling when you stumble during movement or trip in a hole in the ground.

Surgery

Considering ankle replacement surgery

Dear Mayo Clinic: I've had arthritis for years, but the place where it bothers me the most is in my ankles. I'm considering ankle replacement surgery, but I've read it's risky. How do surgeons determine who is a good candidate ...

Health

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 ...

Medical research

Robotic advances promise artificial legs that emulate healthy limbs

Recent advances in robotics technology make it possible to create prosthetics that can duplicate the natural movement of human legs. This capability promises to dramatically improve the mobility of lower-limb amputees, allowing ...

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