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Ankle replacement gives new life to aging joint.
Knee and hip replacements are relatively common among older Americans with aging joints. But ankle replacement is increasingly an option for those over 60 when the ankle joint wears out from injury or arthritis. Ankle replacement surgery allows patients to regain full range of motion in the ankle joint, and enables many to return to an active lifestyle.
Study provides clues to female soccer injuries
A video-based motion analysis finds key differences in how males and females kick a soccer ball, and highlights why women are more susceptible to injury.
Grad student's kidney gives life to stranger
After hearing a radio program about kidney donation, Washington University School of Medicine graduate student Chuck Rickert decided to anonymously donate one of his kidneys to a complete stranger.
Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures gain in popularity
Treating wrinkles and enhancing facial features without surgery is becoming a popular choice for those seeking cosmetic enhancements. When choosing an injectable filler procedure, selecting a qualified physician who uses only FDA-approved fillers is important, says plastic surgeon Greg Branham.
Brain implants may help move limbs
New research shows that implants that connect the brain to a computer may be able to help an unexpected group: patients with partial paralysis from a stroke. Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt, who has been developing such implants, explains the approach and his new results.
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