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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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New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer...

3-D-printable implants may ease damaged knees

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3-D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.

Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to 6 weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms...

Magnesium may prevent bone fractures

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between low levels of serum magnesium and the risk of bone fractures in a large-scale, long-term study.

Psoriatic arthritis: Pictures of symptoms and progression

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the different stages and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, a chronic condition which may worsen over time.

Benefits and harms of osteoporosis medications unclear for patients with CKD

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More research is needed to determine the benefits and harms of osteoporosis medications on bone mineral density (BMD), fracture risk, and safety among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Prognosis of psoriatic arthritis: Progression and outlook

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how psoriatic arthritis may progress, the quality of life to be expected, and what treatment options are available.

Psoriatic arthritis radiology: Imaging tests for diagnosis

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is psoriatic arthritis and what types of radiology may be used to make a diagnosis? What other tests may be available and who should get checked?

Targeted prevention of cardiovascular and digestive disorders may have the greatest effect on reducing the risk of death following joint replacement

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study of nearly 720,000 hip and knee replacement patients has shown that clinicians should be aware of a patient's potential for post-operative complications relating to the digestive system as...

Psoriatic arthritis flare-ups: Triggers, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at a variety of triggers for psoriatic arthritis flare-ups, as well as what can be done to manage them.

Psoriatic arthritis: Tests and diagnosis

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about psoriatic arthritis, the patterns of psoriatic arthritis, how it is diagnosed, what happens after diagnosis, and when to see a doctor.

Knee replacement surgery may have minimal effects on quality of life in those with less severe symptoms

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Current use of knee replacement surgery for patients with osteoarthritis may have minimal effects on quality of life and is economically unattractive, concludes a study from the United States in...

Arthritis mutilans: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Arthritis mutilans is a rare form of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe inflammation and damage to bone tissue in the joints. Learn more.

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.

Sea urchin spines could fix bones

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More than 2 million procedures every year take place around the world to heal bone fractures and defects from trauma or disease, making bone the second most commonly transplanted tissue after blood.

Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the Journal Bone reports.

Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trial

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis.

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day...

Could antidepressants stop prostate cancer from spreading?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that helps prostate cancer cells spread to the bone, but antidepressants may have the potential to halt this process.

New material regrows bone

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse's skull by regrowing "quality bone," a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to the skull or face.

Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, according to mouse studies conducted by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers.

Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs linked to increased risk of hip fracture

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a recent study, older individuals who had fallen and broken a hip used antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications more frequently than the general older population.

Exercise-induced hormone irisin linked to new mechanisms for bone metabolism

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin - a fat-burning hormone that is released during exercise - in bone tissue in mice.

Light shed on evolutionary change in bones of middle ear of non-mammals, new study reveals

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at King's College London have begun to uncover the cellular and molecular drivers underlying a key anatomical change during the evolution of mammals.