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BEAR: Revolutionizing Knee Surgeries

BEAR: Revolutionizing Knee Surgeries

  • 4/2/2017 7:46:00 PM
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Alexis Appelquist, Huffines ProducerOne moment you’re sprinting down the basketball court. You stop sharply, left leg planted, and spin around, ready to be on the defense. Before you even know what has happened, you’re on the ground, clutching your knee in shock, unable to describe the sensation but acutely aware of the sinking feeling that something is wrong. Maybe you collided with an opponent, maybe you heard a loud pop, maybe your entire professional career is on the line or mayb...
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Compartment Syndrome: The Last True Orthopaedic Surgery Emergency?

Compartment Syndrome: The Last True Orthopaedic Surgery Emergency?

  • 8/13/2012 2:43:00 PM
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Brandon Macias, Ph.DCompartment syndrome is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow, according to the National Institutes of Health’s Medline. Compartment syndrome results from an abnormal elevation of intramuscular pressure (IMP) and can be mild, chronic, or acute.  Most compartment syndrome cases occur in leg muscles.  Mild chronic compartment syndrome can be treated w...
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Control of wrist and arm movements of varying difficulties

Control of wrist and arm movements of varying difficulties

  • 11/11/2011 10:43:00 AM
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 Jason Boyle, Ph.DOur muscles are controlled by “motor units”, which each consist of a neuron, and the muscle fiber(s) it activates or “innervates”. The muscle that responds is termed an “effector”. Brain mapping studies have shown that a disproportionate area of the motor cortex governs certain effectors of the body. For example, your fingers, lips, and tongue are highly innervated organs that can execute complex movement patterns, but your toes are not ...
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