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Orthopedics involves the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Bone problems may include deformities, infections, tumors, and fractures. Problems of the joints may include arthritis, b

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Hip fractures may have both short and long-term effects on survival in elderly individuals

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new analysis of numerous studies indicates that men and women aged 60 years and older who have experienced a hip fracture are at increased risk of dying not only in the short term after the...

Just 45 minutes of exercise a week can benefit older adults with arthritis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Meeting current exercise guidelines can be hard for older adults with arthritis, but a new study finds they need only meet a third of the recommendations.

Diabetes: Stimulating bone stem cells may improve fracture repair

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Bone fractures do not heal well in people with diabetes. A new study of mice suggests a protein that stimulates skeletal stem cells may offer a solution.

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

My Child is Pigeon Toed: What Should I do?

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Pigeon toe is common in young children but what causes it? Learn about pigeon toe for different age groups, when to see a doctor and available treatments.

Jones Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is a Jones fracture and what are metatarsals? Learn about when to see a doctor, diagnosis, complications, and tips for a good recovery.

Less frequent dosing of drug for patients with bone metastases does not increase risk of fracture, other bone-related events

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Among patients with bone metastases due to breast cancer, prostate cancer, or multiple myeloma, use of the bisphosphonate drug zoledronic acid every 12 weeks compared with the standard dosing...

Medicare bundled-payments model cut joint replacement costs by more than 20 percent

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Savings seen largely in lower costs of artificial joints and post-surgical rehabilitation.

The secret behind the toughness of deer antlers

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 PST

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.

Gelatin supplements, good for your joints?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport suggests that consuming a gelatin...

Could new bone-forming growth factor reverse osteoporosis?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Scientists have discovered a new bone-forming growth factor that could have implications for regenerative medicine. Osteoporosis could be reversed.

Rat study provides insights on tendon overuse injuries

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In research conducted in rats, investigators have shown for the first time the effect of rotator cuff tendon overuse, or tendinopathy, on surrounding tissues.

No good evidence that shock-absorbing insoles stave off injuries or stress fractures

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

But foot orthotics can work well, finds pooled analysis of available published data.

FDA approves first autologous cellularized scaffold for the repair of cartilage defects of the knee

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Maci (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee...

Orthopedic medical app empowers patients: diagnosis in minutes, same day surgery

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The Reconstructive Orthopedic Center (ROC) in Houston is proud to introduce a new browser app which will revolutionize the way many access injury diagnosis and emergency surgery.

Study points to potential monitoring approach for personalized treatment of spinal cord injuries

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries.

Key regulator of bone development identified

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Loss of a key protein leads to defects in skeletal development including reduced bone density and a shortening of the fingers and toes - a condition known as brachydactyly.

Targeted preventive measures for hip fracture are needed for persons with Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The hip fracture risk factors are generally similar among those with and without Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Bone loss may be linked to Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

A study in a mouse model of Alzheimer's finds a potential link between early bone loss and degeneration in an area of the brain that makes serotonin.

Bone Bruise: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

When muscle or soft tissue bruises, the signs are easy to see. But a bone can also bruise. Learn about the types, symptoms, and available treatments.

Benzodiazepine and related drug use increases hip fractures in persons with Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Exercise programs may not provide additional benefits to usual physical therapy following total knee replacement

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a randomized trial of patients who underwent total knee replacement as a treatment for osteoarthritis, a group program of strengthening and aerobic exercises was not better at alleviating...

Sooner on your feet after hip fracture

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An already available drug can help patients get back on their feet more rapidly after a hip fracture, according to an international study published in the Journal of Bone Joint Surgery.

Hormone therapy improves bone health in postmenopausal women

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

New research examines the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on bone mass and structure in women at risk of developing osteoporosis.

Investigating how a heart can turn to bone

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Injured tissue is known to calcify, effectively turning it to bone. Although the mechanisms involved are poorly understood, new research adds a new layer.