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  • Better Knee, Better Me: effectiveness of two scalable health care interventions supporting self-management for knee osteoarthritis – protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    The aim of this study is to compare, in a private health insurance setting, the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of a remotely-delivered, evidence- and theory-informed, behaviour change intervention targeting exercise and self-management (Exercise intervention), with the same intervention plus active weight management (Exercise plus weight management intervention), and with an information-only control group for people with knee osteoarthritis who are overweight or obese.

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  • Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture

    Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery. The findings suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, according to one of the researchers.

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  • For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra important

    While we don't know for sure how long our lifestyles will be affected in this way, we do know periods of reduced physical activity can affect our health. Older people and those with chronic conditions are particularly at risk.

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  • The ACL - Part 2

    The ACL - Part 2

    You may have noticed that I have used the terms “ACL rupture” and “ACL injury” interchangeably. That is because the vast majority of the time, ACL’s either rupture or don’t. In rare cases, the ACL is truly torn partially. When treating an ACL injury, whether partially or completely torn, it's important to understand that the medical community believes the ACL has essentially no self-healing capacity. It is believed that this is the case because the ligament is bathed in synovial fluid surrounding the joint and does not have access to a rich blood supply necessary for healing. With this in mind, we can begin to rationalize treatment.

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  • The ACL - Part 1

    The ACL - Part 1

    The dreaded ACL tear. We have seen it sideline our favorite athletes countless times. Tom Brady, Derrick Rose, Megan Rapinoe, and Conor McGregor; all prolific athletes in their respective arena who have suffered the same injury. Its prevalence in professional sports is well documented, yet the average viewer has little understanding as to what the ACL is, why it is important, and how it is treated when injured. After reading this article, you will be able to answer these questions and impress your friends with this newfound knowledge the next time an ACL injury plagues your fantasy team.

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