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Joints and Spine: Our body moves because of the joints in our skeleton and the muscles that power it…

Upper Extremity:  Ligament or tendon tears, joint instability, fracture and arthris can take their toll on a person’s arm at the elbow or shoulder.  The foundation tests ranges of motion during daily activity and sorts such as golf, baseball, workouts and daily chores to evaluate the strength and stability of shoulder implants and treatments.

Lower Extremity: Being able to see how the muscles and joints interact, using motion analysis during walking tests, help to remove uncertainty for patients and surgeons in the treatment process.

The IML foundation supports studies and describe the loads during normal activities and target reducing the occurrences of knee arthritis, torn ligaments, reduce instability, and ultimately alleviate pain.

Spine and Neck: The IML evaluates the causes of neck and back pain as well as tests the strength and function of current treatments.  Additionally, we have studied the mechanics of the spine during physical activities, such as a golf swing to determine the cause and possible preventative measures for back pain.

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; www.aaos.org

American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine;  http://www.aaomed.org

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; www.aahks.org

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; https://www.abos.org

Arthritis Foundation; www.arthritis.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; www.cdc.gov/nchs www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/arthritis.htm

Knee Pain Information; www.kneepaininfo.com

WebMD; www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/knee-replacement-surgery

www.webmd.com

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center;

www.bones.nih.gov www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Hip_Replacement

The Hip Society;  www.hipsoc.org

American Physical Therapy Association; www.apta.org

Medical Equipment and Implant Providers;

www.medacta.com/en-us/all/all/patients-and-caregivers/welcome-our-patient-area

www.djoglobal.com/products/djo-surgical/3dknee-system

www.stryker.com/en-us/products/Orthopaedics/KneeReplacement/index.htm