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The Baylor Motion and Sports Performance Center utilizes high-speed cameras to record up to record the patient's movement from different angles. The views are then combined and sent to a bank of computers that creates numerical measurements of the movement. These measurements allow doctors to more closely diagnose pain associated with orthopaedic problems. For example, pain felt in the low back during walking may be caused by a problem in the knee or hip. Such close diagnosis can decrease the length of treatment and help to eliminate pain more quickly. Patients with clinical problems such as sports injuries, cerebral palsy, arthritis, ligament injury, knee and hip replacement, foot and ankle injury, stroke and other disorders are seen in the laboratory so experts can study their movements for motion analysis. The laboratory is also used for research studies on a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and neurological disorders. Investigators compare the effects of differing surgical techniques, evaluate the long-term effects of specific surgeries and test new bracing techniques, as well as monitor patient progress. The Baylor Motion and Sports Performance Center is located at the Tom Landry Center at Baylor University Medical Center. For more information or for a referral, please call 214.820.6300.
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