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Low MRI signal in knee fat pad may suggest knee cartilage defects

October 20, 2016

A low-intensity MRI signal in the infrapatellar fat pad was associated with an increased risk of knee cartilage defects, according to study findings.

“The infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP), the local fat around the knee joint, may play an important role in the initiation and progression of knee [osteoarthritis] OA,” Weiyu Han, MD, PhD, at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research of the University of Tanzania, and colleagues wrote. “Biomechanically, it can promote efficient lubrication, reduce impact loading and absorb forces generated through the knee joint, which may be protective against OA. Biochemically, it can produce various proinflammatory cytokines and adipokines, which may be deleterious to the knee joint.”

In the Journals

Revenues surpass expenditures in majority of medical specialty boards

August 1, 2017
Although medical specialty boards — as nonprofit organizations funded by physicians —have been entrusted to match revenue and expenditures, most boards…

Debate, fluidity continues over repeal, replacement of ACA

July 27, 2017
The United States Senate is more than halfway through 20 hours of debate over the so-called “skinny repeal” bill that would start the process of eliminating…

AMA: Health care debate ‘by no means over’

July 18, 2017
While a series of announcements by Senate Republicans seem to indicate that for the time being attempts both to replace and repeal the ACA have stalled, AMA president…
Original Research

Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy and Moist Heat Pack Application on Musculotendinous Stiffness and Hysteresis During Passive Ankle Motion

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care
Online Advanced Release, October 6, 2017
To examine whether a 20-minute moist heat pack or pulsed shortwave diathermy application influenced passive tissue…
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American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Kelly talks distal realignment of the patella

March 9, 2015
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