Health informatics

Using AI to remove racial disparity in knee pain diagnosis

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has developed an artificial-intelligence-based application for categorizing the degree of pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis in their knees. ...

Medical research

Study reveals new link to arthritis

A new study by investigators at the Shriners Hospital for Children—St. Louis suggests the damaging effects of obesity are not due to body weight but rather come from something much smaller—biochemical signals released ...

Genetics

Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems associated with aging, and although there are therapies to treat the pain that results from the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions joints, there are no available therapies ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The potentially deadly bacterium that's on everyone's skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli, there's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance—and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet.

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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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