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  • New trial to ease knee pain in school kids

    One in four adolescents experience pain in their kneecaps that, if left untreated, can continue into adulthood, leading to reduced physical activity and quality of life. With research highlighting the need for early intervention, a new trial from Deakin University's Center for Sport Research is exploring whether changing the type of school shoes kids wear could be part of the solution.

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  • Groin Pain: Causes and Treatment

    There are many causes of groin pain, or discomfort in the area where your abdomen meets your legs. The most common ones are muscle, tendon, and ligament strains, which often affect athletes but can happen to anyone.But other things—such as an inguinal (groin) hernia, hip fracture, hip arthritis, and even kidney stones—can directly or indirectly cause groin pain too.

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  • Uncemented hip hemiarthroplasty associated with increased fracture risk, complications

    Despite decreased operative times, uncemented hip hemiarthroplasty was associated with increased risk of fractures and complications compared with cemented hip hemiarthroplasty, results showed.

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  • Kinematic alignment versus mechanical alignment in total knee arthroplasty: An up-to-date meta-analysis

    The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy and imaging parameters of kinematic alignment (KA) and mechanical alignment (MA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and to evaluate whether patients undergoing KA-TKA benefited more than those undergoing MA-TKA.

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  • Increased CXCL9 Level Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Men

    The researchers found that in men, but not in women, increasing CXCL9 levels were associated with an increasing risk for hip fracture. The odds ratios in the highest quartile compared with the lowest quartile were 10.35 (95 percent confidence interval, 1.90 to 56.39) and 1.46 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.59 to 3.60) in men and women, respectively.

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