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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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Raccoon eyes: Causes and treatments

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Raccoon eyes are dark circles that appear around the eyes as a symptom of internal bleeding. A number of different conditions can lead to raccoon eyes.

Osteoporosis: Potential new drug target uncovered

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that targeting the body's aging-related cells maintains and increases bone formation and improves bone mass and strength in aging mice.

Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially...

Subchondral bone cyst: Causes, treatment, and symptoms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is a subchondral bone cyst and what is the link between subchondral bone cyst and osteoarthritis? What are the risk factors and how is it treated?

Certain occupations linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

How do broken bones heal?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Find out what gives our bones their remarkable ability to heal breaks in a finely tuned process that involves stem cells, cartilage, and bone.

Spondylolisthesis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about spondylolisthesis. What are the types and grades of spondylolisthesis, how is it diagnosed, and what are the causes?

Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Upper crossed syndrome refers to an overlapping configuration of overactive and underactive muscle groups. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwise

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research, perhaps the deepest, data-based dive into this suggestion, finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S.

Opisthotonos: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is opisthotonos? In this article, learn about opisthotonos, the signs and symptoms, and when to see a doctor? How is it diagnosed?

Osteoporosis medications improve bone health in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Both biophosphonates and denosumab improve bone mineral density (BMD) in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

Costochondritis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Costochondritis is a condition where the cartilage in the breastbone becomes inflamed, causing pain. Learn about symptoms, treatments and outlook.

Study highlights underlying mechanisms of fractures associated with osteoporosis drug

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There is no disputing that the use of bisphosphonates - with brand names such as Fosamax, Boniva and Reclast - is proven to combat bone loss and fragility fractures in millions of osteoporosis...

Scientists call for tougher laws on enforced high heel wear

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More needs to be done to stop women having to wear high heels against their will, according to the most thorough review of scientific studies into the shoes.

New surgical strategy offers hope for repairing spinal injuries

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Surgery to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal cord after a traumatic spinal injury works because offshoots from the spinal cord complete the spinal circuit.

Flail chest: Causes and treatment

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Flail chest is a serious type of injury to the chest, and although it is rare it can have severe consequences. Learn about the causes and treatments.

Gold injections: Can they treat rheumatoid arthritis?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are gold injections and can they be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis? How are gold treatments administered and what may the side effects be?

Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The female sex hormone oestrogen plays an important role in the structural stability of bones.

Swan neck deformity: Causes and treatment

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is a swan neck deformity and what are the causes? In this article, learn about the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, surgical options, and recovery.

Rounded shoulders: Ways to fix 'mom posture'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about stretches and exercises to help correct rounded shoulders, a resting shoulder position that is not in the ideal alignment.

Study finds obese patients don't need to lose weight before total joint replacement

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Long-term relief from joint replacement surgery similar in obese and non-obese patients.

Sesamoiditis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Sesamoid bones are located in the knees and feet. What is sesamoiditis, who does it affect, how is it treated, and how may it be prevented?

Craniosacral therapy: Does it work?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Craniosacral therapy is type of alternative therapy similar to a gentle massage, sometimes used by osteopaths. What conditions can it treat?

Running for 1 minute per day may protect women's bone health

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A short burst of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity, such as running, is connected with better bone health in women, finds new research.