Orthopedics

Top Story

Similar risk for injury found with traditional vs minimalist running shoes

August 30, 2016

Compared with soldiers in the U.S. Army who wore stability, cushioning or motional-control shoes, soldiers who wore minimalist running shoes were younger and had higher physical performance scores. However, investigators found no significant differences between the groups regarding risk for injury after controlling for other variables.

Researchers evaluated 1,332 male soldiers in the U.S. Army brigade. Investigators collected data on participants’ personal characteristics and collected their Army Physical Fitness Test scores. At the brigade, a fitness performance test was administered and investigators identified type of footwear worn via visual inspection. The shoe types were classified as either stability, cushioning and motion-control (known as traditional shoes) or minimalist running shoes (MRS). The Defense Medical Surveillance System was used to determine injuries sustained from the previous 12 months. Investigators determined mean differences between the groups regarding personal characteristics, training and fitness performance metrics by the shoe type.

In the Journals

High rate of successful fusion seen with ACDF and novel allogeneic, cancellous bone matrix

August 30, 2016
Results from this study showed a higher rate of successful fusion without serious allograft-related adverse events among patients who underwent anterior cervical…
In the Journals

Study details trends for isolated ACL tears, injury management

August 30, 2016
Results from this 21-year population-based study indicated isolated ACL tears are a common orthopedic injury, with an annual incidence of 68.6 tears per 100,000…
In the Journals

Majority of clinicians overestimate harms, benefits of treatment

August 29, 2016
Most resident and attending internal medicine physicians overestimated both the benefits and harms of common medical tests and treatments, according to findings…
From OT Europe

Young patient age, rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in TKA require special attention

August 29, 2016
Total knee arthroplasty performed for osteoarthritis has gradually shown better outcomes in cases with longer follow-up with an endpoint of implant revision. Much of…
More News Headlines »
morganatic-roan