Sunday, 27 April 2014

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Editor-in-Chief: Clifford R. Wheeless III, MD

Managing Editors: James A. Nunley, II, MD and James R. Urbaniak, MD

Our online textbook, presented by Duke University Medical Center’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, in conjunction with Data Trace Internet Publishing, LLC, is a true head to toe, comprehensive discussion of orthopaedic topics.

With thousands of pages in an easy-to-read outline format, accompanied by countless explanatory photos, drawings, radiological images, and videos, Wheeless’ Textbook of Orthopaedics is the premier website for the industrious orthopaedic physician.

This dynamic website is continually updated by experts in their fields. Links to pertinent journal article abstracts and additional, helpful websites provide students, educators, practicing orthopaedists, and patients with valuable medical information.

Simply click on a particular section of the skeleton (to the right) for easy access to our compendium of information, or find specific topics through alphabetical or keyword searches (see search box above).

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Cross friction massage therapy: to do or not to do?

Two very nice articles related to cross friction massage therapy. I strongly suggest that you read them and then make your on decision on whether and how to use this massage technique:

Enjoy them and always try to be evidence based practitioner..!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

You Are Not Your COPD

Here is your chance to help others by sharing your story or advice about living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For every submission, Healthline will donate $10 to the COPD Foundation. The Healthline editorial team will also select one winner from the top five most shared submissions, and that winner will receive a $75 American Express Gift Card. Enter your submission now!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Regional interdependence in treatment of the elbow

  • Treatment directed at one area of the body to elicit changes in another.
  • In addition to treatment directed at the elbow, patients with elbow pain may benefit from treatment directed at the cervical or thoracic spines, and/or wrist.

  • Differential diagnosis for Lateral Epicondylalgia can be done through Elbow Examination
  • Prior to performing interventions directed at the spine, appropriate examination and safety screens should be performed.
Read more here for intervention methods and techniques.

Clinical Bottom Line 

Incorporating manual therapy directed at the cervical spine, thoracic spine, cervico-thoracic junction, wrist, and carpals appear to provide benefits for patients with lateral epicondylalgia, cubital tunnel syndrome, and nerve entrapment. Clinicians may consider these interventions in addition to treatment directed only at the elbow. More specific information can be found in the references below.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Pioneering implant revives legs of paralysed men

11:42 08 April 2014 by Andy Coghlan
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They can't quite walk. Yet. But four wheelchair-bound men who until recently were completely paralysed below the waist can now move their legs and toes and even lift up to 100 kilograms with their legs. Their spinal cords have been reawakened by electrical implants that revive the flow of information between limbs and brain. Such feats would previously have been unthinkable in people with spinal cord injuries.

"We think it's a very large milestone," says Claudia Angeli of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville. "There's not been anything like this, and no hope previously for the most severely injured patients, so this is a very important step forward for them."

Read the rest on NewScientist.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Neuroscience Online, the Open-Access Neuroscience Electronic Textbook

Welcome to Neuroscience Online, the Open-Access Neuroscience Electronic Textbook.

This online, interactive courseware for the study of neuroscience is provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The project is being developed under the direction of the Department Chair and Editor, John H. Byrne.

This content is intended to function as an online multimedia resource, and therefore is not supported as a downloadable or printable text. After you have taken the opportunity to explore this electronic textbook, please take a moment to participate in our brief user survey.

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Basic wheelchair propulsion

Basic Wheelchair Propulsion by BlazeSports America.

Born from the spirit of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Paralympic Games, BlazeSports America is a national nonprofit organization that enables children and adults with physical disability to realize their potential through sport and healthy lifestyles. BlazeSports provides sports training, competitions, summer camps, leadership training, and recreational opportunities for youth and adults who use wheelchairs, have a visual impairment, have an amputation, or who have a neurological disability such as cerebral palsy through 63 clubs in 29 states including the District of Columbia.