‘Swiss cheese bones’ could cause mystery low back pain

The vast majority of low back pain emerges without injury, especially in old age. A new study sheds light on what may be going on.

Rachel Butch-JHU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine joints pain spine

Obesity in mice boosts arthritis risk for generations

New research suggests the link between obesity and arthritis isn't just about wear and tear on joints.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine arthritis inflammation joints obesity

Slinky-like patch may boost physical therapy after joint injury

A new, cheap sensor patch could keep patients recovering from joint injuries honest in their physical therapy and improve assessment of their recovery.

Kate McAlpine-Michigan | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine injuries joints sensors

We have ‘inner salamander capacity’ to fix cartilage

Greater understanding of the "'salamander-like' regenerative capacity" in human cartilage could lead to better treatments for osteoarthritis.

Sarah Avery-Duke | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cartilage joints regeneration salamander

Are repeat low-level stresses to blame for ACL tears?

While conventional wisdom says ACL tears are the result of a single wrong move, smaller stresses may be the real cause.

Jim Lynch-Michigan | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine athletes exercise injuries joints knees sports

1 measurement can predict knee injury risk

A specific measurement could indicate who's at the highest risk of knee injury, specifically the kneecap slipping out of its joint.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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To repair torn meniscus in the knee, turn to pigs?

Scientists have tried developing scaffolds from plastics and textiles to repair a torn meniscus in the knee. Now, an organic model shows promise in the lab.

Samiha Khanna-Duke | June 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine arthritis cartilage injuries joints knees pigs surgery

Pregnancy hormone loosens ‘frozen shoulder’

An orthopedic surgeon's observation about pregnant patients with frozen shoulder has lead to a promising discovery.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | June 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hormones joints pregnancy

These trendy, intense workouts increase injury risk

High-intensity interval training carries a greater risk for injury, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | April 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine exercise injuries joints

3D-printed tissue could fix athletes’ damaged joints

A new 3D-printed scaffold may one day help heal bone and cartilage injuries, common to athletes' knees, ankles, and elbows.

Mike Williams-Rice | March 28, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing athletes bones cartilage injuries joints

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