Robot-assisted therapy may assist stroke patients attain gains in their physical abilities deep after the stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2009. Improvement in this small, randomized peruse varied with the severity of a patient's disability at the epoch of rehabilitation: the less disability at the set off of the two-week therapy, the expanded gain in physical ability. "Stroke is the nation's important foundation of adult disability, " said Steven C. Cramer, M.D., senior author of the study, associate professor of Neurology and Anatomy & Neurobiology, and employer of the Stroke Centre at the University of California, Irvine.
Advanced Arm Dynamics (AAD), the nation's relevant provider of upper extremity prosthetic rehabilitation, introduced an all-new synthetic silicone skin protection for upper extremity amputees. The territory of the art skin protection provides amputees with a more comfortable fit along with a expressive accumulation (up to 50 percent) in their scale of motion. The custom silicone skin protection eliminates the elsewhere sleeve and creates an air tight seal. The all-new skin protection was developed by a team of upper extremity specialists from Fresh Arm Dynamics including Chris Lake, CPO, FAAOP, Rob Dodson, CPO, Ryan Spill, CP and Dan Conyers, CPO.
Largest Study On Balloon Kyphoplasty Demonstrates Superior Benefits Compared To Non-Surgical Keeping In Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures
In the largest multicenter randomized controlled glance at of surgical intervention versus non-surgical consternation for acute vertebral compression fractures, patients undergoing balloon kyphoplasty showed superior improvement in quality of life, back function and back malaise compared to those who had non-surgical anguish alone one month after surgery. The benefits of balloon kyphoplasty were sustained on average throughout 12 months. The peruse of 300 patients at 21 centers in eight countries was published in the Feb. 24 online edition of The Lancet and provides clinical evidence of improved outcomes with balloon kyphoplasty when treating patients with acute fractures.
The recovery of some stroke victims, those who suffer brain haemorrhage, could be vastly improved provided they were tested and treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, a distressing psychological example besides commonly manifest to impinge soldiers who own fought in combat zones. A read of over 100 brain hemorrhage survivors, led by Durham University and funded by the Clarke Lister Brain Haemorrhage Foundation, found deeper than one third tested positive for the disorder, displaying symptoms such as painful memories and flashbacks of their haemorrhage, supreme anxiety and chronic fatigue. Researchers form that post-traumatic stress disorder impacted highly on the stroke patients' recovery and their ability to resume a median life, even whether the actual brain damage caused by their type of stroke, called subarachnoid haemorrhage, was minor.
University of Delaware researchers have won the American Physical Therapy Association's award for the best clinical paper in orthopaedics published in 2008. Their glance at focused on one of the most controversial topics in sports medicine-the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Each year, almost 250, 000 Americans, remarkably athletes, rupture their ACL, which is one of the major ligaments of the knee. The authors included Wendy Hurd, a Ph.D. graduate of the UD Biomechanics and Movement Science Program, Michael Axe, clinical professor of physical therapy at UD and an orthopedic surgeon at First State Orthopedics in Newark, Del.
A new file article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons should help convince distinct patients with low back misery to accede physical therapy as a beginning line of treatment for their condition, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The review, published in February 2009, recommends that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative cd disease, a common cause of low back pain (LBP), the most effective treatment is physical therapy combined with anti-inflammatory medications. Approximately 75 to 85 percent of adults testament be affected by low back sadness during their lifetimes.