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KU researcher studies how estrogen may protect menisci between thighbone and shinbone

University of Kansas researcher Jenny Robinson is studying how estrogen may protect the menisci, the crescent-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that absorb shock between the thighbone and shinbone. Her work is enabled by a one-year, $125,000 grant from the Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways, an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence based at KU. […]

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In their DNA: Rotator cuff stem cells more likely to develop into fat cells

Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff, compared to other types of muscle injuries? An increased propensity of stem cells within with rotator cuff muscles to develop into fat cells may explain the difference. “Satellite” stem cells in the rotator cuff are more likely to develop into […]

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What Causes Tendon Inflammation?

Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis. Tendinitis causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move the affected joint. Any tendon can develop tendinitis, but you’re more likely to develop it in your shoulder, knee, elbow, heel, or […]

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Strengthen your deltoids to help prevent shoulder injuries

When it comes to training, the anterior, or front, deltoid muscle gets almost all the attention, while the medial and posterior deltoids get the cold shoulder. For a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, scientists from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse evaluated popular shoulder exercises to see which were most effective. Source: […]

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New Medical Device May Eliminate Need for Some Knee Replacement Surgery

Surgeons say the Calypso device can help relieve pain for people with osteoarthritis in their inner knee region. There may be some help coming for the estimated 31 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis. A new device may offer relief from knee pain without replacement surgery. Surgeons at The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical […]

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