A hunched back, called hyperkyphosis, affects 40 percent of people over age 65, and it increases disability and the risk of falls and fractures. A new study by UCSF researchers shows that targeted physical therapy can help straighten the spine and boost a patient’s self-esteem.
UCSF surgeons performed the first Osseoanchored Prosthesis for the Rehabilitation of Amputees surgery in the U.S. – a surgery that will allow an external prosthesis to be anchored directly to the patient’s remaining bone.
As early humans took an evolutionary step away from apes, what this last common ancestor with apes looked like has remained unclear. A new study led by researchers at UCSF shows that important clues lie in the shoulder.