Quantified relief for failed back surgery syndrome patients

Chronic back pain is a prevalent condition which has significant and direct effects on the daily life. Many individuals undergo surgical intervention in hopes of pain relief, but unfortunately some patients still experience chronic back, neck or limb pain after back surgery. This condition is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” To address the pain,…

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Integrated computational analysis of the pelvis

In order to fully address pathologies affecting the movement and gait, there must be an understanding of the causes and effects of musculoskeletal disorders. To model the mechanical behavior of joints, muscles and skeletal tissues, two methods of computational modeling have arisen. The first is musculoskeletal modeling in which mechanical principals are utilized for describing…

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Risks of rhythmic gymnastics for young athletes

Practicing a sport such as rhythmic gymnastics from a young age has many advantages. For instance, low-level gymnastic participation at an early age can benefit bone health and balance exercised in rhythmic gymnastics has been shown to improve posture control. However, the age and musculoskeletal development of an athlete should be considered when choosing training…

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