Tag archive for knee replacement

Using the Wii Balance Board to Measure Asymmetry

The quick version: We recently completed a study evaluating the use of the Wii Balance Board to measure how asymmetrical people move before and after total joint replacement. The purpose of the study was to examine the reliability and the validity of this low-cost device…

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Sports after total joint replacement. What are the risks? (Part 2 of 2)

Are there risks associated with returning to sports after total joint replacement? The short answer: Yes. Are these risks any different than people playing sports who don’t have any joint problems? The short answer: Maybe, but we don’t really know. Why don’t we have a…

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Be Careful What You Read

There is a rigor to scientific work. For intervention studies, ¬†these research guidelines have primarily been derived from the pharmacological literature. Subject blinding, randomization, careful description of the intervention and protocol should allow future researchers to repeat the experiments and allow clinicians to incorporate the…

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