Research being done to determine if surgery helps children with cerebral palsy
A child with cerebral palsy can have surgery done in which the rectus femoris muscle is disconnected from the front of the knee and reattached to the back of the leg. The surgery can improve muscle function and the child’s mobility or it could make the child more likely to lose balance and fall during tripping.
UT Engineering Research Offers Hope for Heart Valve Patients
There could soon be new hope for those facing one of humanity’s biggest health issues, thanks to research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering. Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s number one cause of death, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-third of the planet’s deaths in a given year are attributable to some form of the disease.