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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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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.



Repurposed drug may offer diagnosis, treatment for traumatic nerve damage

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body's ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better...



Phase 3 Bridge study showed romosozumab significantly increased bone mineral density in men with osteoporosis

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

UCB and Amgen have announced results from the Phase 3 BRIDGE study showing that in men with osteoporosis, the investigational agent romosozumab resulted in significant bone mineral density (BMD)...



Combination of NSAIDs and TNF-inhibitors shows benefit for ankylosing spondylitis

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and TNF-inhibitors may help slow down spine damage in ankylosing spondylitis, according to new research findings presented at the American...



Statins may lower mortality risk in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis patients

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis who take statins may have as much as a 33 percent lower mortality risk, according to new research findings presented this week at the...



Statins could cut death risk by a third for some arthritis patients

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers find statins could lower the risk of death for patients with psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis by reducing inflammation.



Mammalian bone gene may be repurposed to fuel cognition in humans

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A gene that regulates bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals may take on an additional role as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and learning in human and nonhuman primates, according...



Study suggests probable scientific misconduct in bone health studies

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals.



Biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis may protect against rapid bone loss

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure (CIBS) Working Group concludes that early and aggressive treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis...



Suppressing protein alleviates radiation-induced bone loss in animal model

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Penn study shows how to protect bone-forming cells, with implications for reducing osteoporosis caused by cancer therapy.



Osteoarthritis: New blood test detects early stages, study finds

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Profiles of altered amino acids in the blood distinguish early stage osteoarthritis from rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases, study shows.



Patients report symptom improvement following prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Prolotherapy, an injection-based complementary treatment for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, was associated with improved knee-specific symptoms, quality of life, and ability to participate in...



Are There Any Health Benefits to Drinking Alkaline Water?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is alkaline water and is it safe to drink? Learn if alkaline water may help with differing health conditions or more serious diseases.



Research shows physical activity does not improve after hip replacement

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery.



Ultrasound after tibial fracture surgery does not speed up healing or improve functio

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Time to abandon this ineffective treatment, says linked editorial. Receiving ultrasound after surgery to repair a fractured tibia (shinbone) does not accelerate healing or improve functional...



Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton' for human gait rehab

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles.



New guideline on calcium and vitamin D supplementation

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new evidence-based clinical guideline from the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) says that calcium with or without vitamin D intake...



Nose cells could help repair damaged knee cartilage

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

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 PST

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