Arthritis & Rheumatism

Implant survival poor for converted 'partial' knee replacements

(HealthDay)—Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) converted from medial unicompartmental (or "partial") knee arthroplasty (UKA) has a risk for revision that is threefold higher than that for primary TKA, according to a study published ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Smart knee bandage for relief of arthrosis patients

"Anthrokinemat," a smart knee bandage, is intended to support arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise. All relevant data on the strains of the joints are collected and transferred to the patient's ...

Surgery

Physiotherapy 'postcode lottery' uncovered

The amount of physiotherapy available following hip and knee replacements comes down to a 'postcode lottery' according to new research led by the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the universities of Bristol ...

Health

Bringing up the rear: A workout for your glutes

When it comes to sculpting a better booty, here's the bottom line: You need to strengthen your glutes. And more than giving these muscles a toned look, working them also improves the mobility of your hips, helps stabilize ...

Health

How to be fit in your 60s and beyond

Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things—but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy. Evidence shows that ageing alone is not a cause of major problems until you are in your mid-90s. And ...

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Knee

The knee joint joins the thigh with the leg and consists of two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. It is the largest and most complicated joint in the human body. 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 entire weight of the body, it is the joint most vulnerable both to acute injury and the development of osteoarthritis.

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