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  • Frozen shoulder research may hold the key to understanding fibrosis resolution

    Frozen shoulder is a painful and disabling condition affecting the ligaments that form the shoulder joint capsule. Patients experience severe stiffening of their affected shoulder which can last for several years, interfering with activities of daily life.

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  • Mapping blood vessel network of the meniscus with high precision

    Knee operations on the meniscus cartilage are a frequent procedure on a particularly complex part of the human body. Empa researchers want to provide an improved basis for clinicians in order to reduce the risks of the operation. Using 3D models based on micro-computed tomography analyses in the laboratory, they are mapping the blood vessel network of the meniscus on a nanometer scale.

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  • Should all patients aged 75 years or older receive cemented femoral components for primary THA?

    Since the advent of the modern THA in the 1960s, it has been a life-changing surgical procedure with overwhelmingly successful results.

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  • Future of Football: Why ACL injuries have been on rise in women's game - and the technology and solutions to fix it

    It has been the hottest topic in the women's game - but not for welcome reasons. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are wreaking havoc within the sport, depriving top competitions, leagues and tournaments of some of the world's best players.

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  • What types of shoulder surgery are available?

    The shoulder is a mobile and complex joint that is prone to dislocation and injury. Several types of shoulder surgery can address and correct various shoulder symptoms.

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