Patients who receive walking skills training after total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis show improved physical function.
In patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis (OA)—where the risk of progressive symptomatic OA developing in contralateral knees is higher than in ipsilateral knees—loading and structural asymmetries appear early in the disease course, while the knees are still asymptomatic.
The first detailed comparison of thoracic vertebrae between humans and other primates shows that humans are set up by nature to have vertical fractures.
Familiarity with metatarsalgia, an array of disorders that cause pain to the forefoot, enhances the clinician's ability to make the proper diagnosis.
Walking at a slow speed up a moderate incline is an alternative exercise strategy for obese adults that may reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and pathological disease associated with brisk, level walking and provide proper cardiovascular stimulus for weight management.
Quadriceps (rectus femoris) strains are common among athletes, usually after kicking or sprinting. Learn about imaging tests for diagnosis and the exercises that encourage healing and rehabilitation.
Patients who follow a home exercise program after a hip fracture are more likely to remain active than those who receive usual care.
The incidence of ankle fractures in the older patient population is rising. These fractures are characterized as fragility fractures associated with osteoporosis, but propensity for falls, increased weight, and polypharmacy may be bigger risk factors than poor bone quality.
A multidisciplinary team at the UC Davis Health System is conducting experiments to confirm the relationship between osteoarthritis (OA) and Maf factors
Greater levels of physical activity are significantly associated with higher functional performance objectively measured by gait speed in adults with confirmed radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA). There is a consistent graded relationship between physical activity level and better performance in these patients.