Matt Hoch from the College of Health Sciences leads a team studying how to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, involving bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves or tendons, and improve warfighter performance in female Marines.
The research team will take a closer look at how the muscle weakness associated with Marfan syndrome leads to problems with hip joint muscle function, muscle morphology and gait mechanics. The exact association of these factors with the onset of hip joint pain and cartilage degeneration is unknown and of particular interest to the researchers.
The team will explore potential gait abnormalities, neuromuscular issues and hip joint bone composition in the farming population. Farmers will be referred to this study through the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention.
A team of Health Sciences investigators are collaborating with military researchers at the Naval Health Research Center and faculty at the University of Virginia to find rehabilitative solutions for populations most at risk for chronic and future ankle injuries.
A study in the January issue of Clinical Biomechanics helps shed light on the short-term outcome of arthroscopic surgery for a painful hip condition known as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS).
The double-blind trial, conducted at UK and UAB, found that older adults who took metformin while performing rigorous resistance exercise training had smaller gains in muscle mass than the placebo group.
The Active Women’s Health Initiative (AWHI) is one of four major research initiatives housed at the SMRI, building upon the 25+ years of research that came to UK in 2015 with the arrival of current College of Health Sciences Dean Scott Lephart.