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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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Nose cells could help repair damaged knee cartilage

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Doctors report - 2 years post-transplantation - improvements in most of 10 patients with damaged knees repaired with cartilage grown from their nose cells.

Research reveals how novel osteoporosis drug increases bone mass

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Abaloparatide, a selective activator of the parathyroid hormone receptor, has recently been shown to reduce fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Soy protein early in life may help prevent bone loss in adulthood

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Move over milk, soy protein early in life might be what's needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood.

High cholesterol triggers mitochondrial oxidative stress leading to osteoarthritis

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that mitochondria targeting antioxidants could be a viable treatment strategy for osteoarthritis before cartilage reaches a stage of complete degradation.

Outwitting the 'silent thief' of osteoporosis

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How clues in our genes could help prevent osteoporotic fracture.In a world first, new Australian research has revealed that genetic profiling can help predict whether an individual will break a...

Heavy marijuana use may raise risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

People who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may have lower bone density, increasing their later-life risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

New evidence may explain sex difference in knee injury rates

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In studies on rats, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report new evidence that the predominance of the hormone testosterone in males may explain why women are up to 10 times more likely than men to...

Stem cell manipulation shows promise for cartilage renewal and joint repair

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Mouse study furthers idea that manipulating resident stem cells could help patients with TMJ disorders and other fibrocartilage diseases or injuries.

Multisensory education enhances patient understanding of orthopaedic conditions

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Patient education involving the use of multiple senses (sight, hearing and touch) during a physician-patient conversation about treatment, also known as "informed consent," improves understanding...

Watching stem cells change provides clues to fighting osteoporosis in older women

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For years, scientists have studied how stem cells might be used to treat many diseases, including osteoporosis.

Nanoparticle injections may be future of osteoarthritis treatment

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mouse study shows particles may reduce inflammation, stop destruction of cartilage.

Abaloparatide benefits a wide range of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A recent analysis of results from a randomized controlled clinical trial indicates that abaloparatide-SC, a novel therapy for osteoporosis, provides consistent protection against bone fractures in...

Chemists devise revolutionary 3D bone-scanning technique

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Chemists from Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with RCSI, have devised a revolutionary new scanning technique that produces extremely high-res 3D images of bones -- without exposing...

3-D graphene has promise for bio applications

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may be suitable for bone implants, according to a study led by Rice University scientists.

Osteoporosis: Antibody crystallised

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Inhibiting a protein called Sclerostin could probably help treating the bone-loss disease osteoporosis. New findings at the University of Würzburg could stimulate this research.

Spondylosis: All You Need to Know

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn more about spondylosis. These wear-and-tear changes to the spine occur in many people as they get older, causing occasional pain and stiffness.

Soluble corn fiber may improve women's bone health

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Two studies have shown that soluble corn fiber supplements can help build and retain calcium in the bones of adolescent and postmenopausal women.

Could a drug be repurposed for cancer-driven bone disease?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

An enzyme that blocks bone growth and spurs bone destruction may be a culprit behind cancer-driven bone disease, researchers say.

Injected mix of bone-augmenting agents causes new bone growth in mouse jaws

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) deliver a protein/peptide combination using an injectable gel carrier to promote bone formation in mouse jawbonesTokyo - The...

Five bizarre medical conditions you might not know about

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

From feeling like a zombie to having a hand that tries to choke you, we take a look at five of the strangest and rarest medical conditions to exist.

Vertebroplasty helps reduce acute pain among patients with spinal fractures

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study published in...

It is all in the hips - professional golfers more likely to have different shaped hip joints to most of the population

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Lack of success on the fairway may not be due to your swing - it could be your hips that are to blame.

Heel Pain: Exercises to Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Learn about stretches and exercises that can help with plantar fasciitis, as well as other treatments.

Injected drug reduces risk of fracture among women with osteoporosis

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at risk of fracture, daily injection of the drug abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures...

Osteoarthritis can be caused by senescent cells, study finds

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Using mouse models, researchers say they have uncovered a causal link between cellular senescence - where cells stop dividing - and osteoarthritis.