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Keele scientists showcase cutting-edge prosthetic hand research

Researchers from Keele University have been selected to present their work on the quest for a life-like prosthetic hand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Current prosthetic hands may look

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Partial knee replacements are better for many patients and cheaper for the NHS

Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) have found that many more patients could be given a partial knee replacement instead of a total knee

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New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy

As the FIFA World Cup has come to an end, researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments. The

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Urinary markers predict bone problems after hip replacement

In a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, investigators have identified urinary markers that differentiate total hip replacement patients who eventually develop osteolysis from patients who do not. For

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Older patients with knee pain may benefit from allograft transplant technique

Knee pain in active patients over the age of 40 is often difficult to treat but, according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s

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Limited shoulder function is leading factor for rotator cuff surgery

For patients with rotator cuff tears, improving shoulder function is the most important reason for moving forward with surgical repair, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for

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Current ACL return to sport criteria fails to identify second injury risk

Returning to your sport after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and not suffering a second injury is often difficult, but for a younger sportsperson who suffers an ACL injury,

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Results for female ACL graft repair methods differ among younger athletes

Female athletes are two to eight more times likely to injure their ACL than males, however utilising one graft repair treatment method in females may be more beneficial than another,

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High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings

A new study of open leg fractures suggests there is no difference to patient recovery whether high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices are used, compared to standard dressings. The randomised

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Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking

Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options, including artificial knees controlled by microchips, sensor-laden feet driven by artificial intelligence, and robotic