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  • Active older adults with distal radius fractures may benefit from surgical treatment

    Sustaining a [distal radius fracture] may impose severe restrictions on lifestyle for those who are active despite their chronological age. These individuals can benefit from surgical treatment, which enables earlier return to daily function

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  • What Is a Sprained Wrist?

    A sprained wrist is an injury that affects the ligaments, which are soft tissue structures connecting bone to bone. These injuries range in severity and often occur with trauma, such as a fall, or during sports activities. Mild wrist sprains usually heal within a few weeks, but severe injuries can require surgery.

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  • Isometric Shoulder Exercises

    Isometric exercise is a type of exercise in which you contract certain muscles without any other movement. A physical therapist may prescribe isometric shoulder exercises if you have pain or need to regain normal shoulder range of motion, strength, and/or mobility.

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  • Both high- and low-dose exercise therapy found to be beneficial for knee osteoarthritis

    Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high dose exercise therapy versus low dose in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine show that both groups had similar results. However, high dose exercise therapy provided superior outcomes related to function in sports and recreation in the short term, with results subsiding after six months.

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  • ACL injuries: When surgery is needed, and when it`s not for treating the knee injury

    We often hear about pro athletes with ACL injuries. But non-athletes suffer these knee injuries, too, as a young mother from Ambler, Pa., shared with 6abc. Surgery is usually a must for athletes, who need to do cutting and pivoting moves. But non-athletes may not need it.

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  • How women can reduce the risk of hip fracture

    Increasing intake of protein and drinking regular cups of tea or coffee is a way women could reduce their risk of suffering a hip fracture, according to new research.

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  • How Often Should You Work Out?

    Regular exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. But you might be wondering how much you should work out in a given week to get the most benefits.

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  • How long does it take to recover from a torn ACL?

    Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common yet severe knee injury. Most people who experience a torn ACL recover in 3–12 months, depending on injury severity and goals for rehabilitation.

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  • How to treat hip bursitis

    Hip bursitis is inflammation of the bursae of the hips. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and rest.

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  • McMurray test: What a positive result means

    The McMurray test is a physical examination doctors use for knee injuries. A positive McMurray test means a person likely has a meniscal tear

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