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  • Osteoarthritis research: Hot mud and salt baths

    Could hot mud treatments and sodium chloride mineral baths relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis? A small scale pilot study, although limited in scope, concludes that they are worth further investigation.

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  • Is Partial Knee Replacement Right For You?

    The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.

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  • What is claudication?

    Claudication is muscular pain, cramping, or fatigue that typically occurs during exercise and goes away with rest.

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  • Types of Knee Braces for Support and Injury Prevention

    The use of knee braces in sports medicine is a controversial topic. Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions. But do knee braces help?

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  • Why do bones fail?

    Can analytical methods from materials science help researchers better understand human bones? A team at Empa in Thun is pursuing precisely this approach.

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