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News from the 2017 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting 07-Feb-2017
 

News from the 2017 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting
February 7-11, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Do Foot and Tibia Angles Affect Loading Impact Rates in Runners?

Running is one of the most popular forms of fitness. Despite numerous health advantages, running injuries are common with incidence rates ranging from 19.4 to 79.3 percent. Foot strike patterns have been a topic of debate with regards to injury risk ...

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET


Controlling a Prosthesis with Your Brain

Technology offers new options to those with prosthetics

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET


College Students Take Longer to Recover From a Concussion

A new study, presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif., shows college students take significantly more time to recover from a concussion than the general national average of seven to 14 days....

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET


Runners: Protect Your Legs with Fewer Distractions

Runners who encounter visual and auditory distractions may be more likely to sustain leg injuries, according to research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

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Rotator Cuff Pain? Genetics Might Be to Blame

A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas shows rotator cuff disease might be a heritable trait. Rotator cuff disease is a common disorder that affects 30 to 50 percent of people over the ...

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET


Quadricep Strength and Speed of Force Affects Knee Osteoarthritis

Quadricep strength and speed of force production (SFP) both affect physical functioning in people with, or at risk for, knee osteoarthritis, according to research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Las V...

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET


Quicker Treatment of Low Back Pain Leads to Faster Improvement and Lower Healthcare Costs and Utilization

Researchers at the University of Utah have created a new protocol that gives patients with low back pain quicker access to treatment, and this protocol is showing signs of better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs and utilization, according ...

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET


Are We Being Too Cautious with ‘New Hips’

Avoiding the typical post-surgical precautions after hip replacement surgery — such as avoiding bending the hip past 90 degrees, turning the knee or foot inward and crossing the leg past the middle of the body — may lead to shorter inpatient reha...

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET


The Weekend Effect: Day of Hospital Admission Affects Outcome of Head Trauma Patients

Older adults who are admitted to the hospital with head trauma over the weekend have a 14 percent increased risk of dying than those admitted on a weekday, according to research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual M...

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET

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