Top News: #JointHealth

Here are the top read news for #JointHealth:

26BRODY-tmagArticleThe Hazards of Ankle Sprains:

Every day in the United States, about 28,000 people sprain an ankle. Too often the injury is dismissed as “just a sprain,” with no specific treatment and a return to full activity before it has completely healed. Fully 45 percent of all athletic injuries are ankle sprains, and players often go back into the game with little or no treatment as soon as the pain subsides: Read more



Knee_Damage_ExercisePatients with meniscus tears should consider supervised exercise therapy before surgery:

The British Medical Journal (BMJ)-published research paper has found that exercise is as effective as surgery for middle-aged patients suffering from a knee injury known as meniscal tear. The research is complete opposite to medical approaches that favor surgery: Read more



Man bending down tying his sports shoesStudy: Knee-friendly shoes no more effective than sneakers:

Half of the study subjects wore special shoes with modified midsoles on a daily basis while the others wore conventional walking shoes. The researchers found there really wasn’t any difference between the two types of shoes. Both produced similar results, reducing pain and improving knee function in about half of study participants over a six-month period: Read more



0720_HARD-mic-lg-26v0jh2-310x249Titanium + gold = new gold standard for artificial joints:

“It is about 3-4 times harder than most steels,” said Emilia Morosan, the lead scientist on a new study in Science Advances that describes the properties of a 3-to-1 mixture of titanium and gold with a specific atomic structure that imparts hardness. “It’s four times harder than pure titanium, which is what’s currently being used in most dental implants and replacement joints.”: Read more



Brendan M. MarroccoThe Gel That’s Revolutionizing Pain Treatment:

Developed at the Laboratory for Accelerated Medical Innovation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the hydrogel—a solid material with high water content—can carry a combination of drugs, and matches its drug release to the level of inflammation around it. When the gel is injected into the joint of an arthritis patient, for example, it will only release its anti-inflammatory payload when the patient is experiencing a flare, a spike in pain and swelling. When it encounters healthy tissue, it stays intact and does not release its payload: Read more