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Topic of the Month June: Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

Topic of the Month June: Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

No sports - Winston Churchill's slogan for a healthy and prosperous life is valid only in particular cases. Numerous studies have shown that moderate physical activity is good for health und convalescence.

In June's Topic of the Month, takes an intense look at news in the related fields of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.


Professional goalkeepers fail to stop free kicks because of shortcomings in their visual system. The projected trajectory of a ball following a curved flight path is more difficult to judge because our visual system is not sensitive enough to gauge a change of direction at speed. - Soccer: Human Visual System Limits Free Kick Prediction


Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 per cent and depression by up to 25 per cent in patients with painful diseases like osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis. - Arthritis Patients: Music Can Reduce Pain and Depression


The first signs of dementia - including Alzheimer's disease - may be physical, rather than mental, according to a joint study between Group Health Cooperative and the University of Washington. - Exercise: Good Physical Function Linked to Alzheimer's Delay


The first knee replacement shaped to fit a woman's anatomy has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and can now be distributed to orthopaedic surgeons to use. - Knee: Novel Implant Shaped Specifically to Fit Woman's Anatomy


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