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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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Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Ulnar nerve entrapment is a common injury, but what is the ulnar nerve and what are the causes of ulnar nerve entrapment? How is it diagnosed?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Eating more than two portions of fish every week was found to reduce disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study reveals.

Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so...

Dairy: Is it good or bad for you?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

There are numerous arguments for and against dairy consumption, with some experts regarding dairy intake as harmful. Is dairy good or bad for our health?

Extensor tendonitis: Causes, recovery, and prevention

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about extensor tendons and what causes extensor tendonitis. What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed and treated?

Beyond broken bones, CTs also detect frailty and predict survival

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips, a new study led by radiologists from UC Davis and Wake...

Buckle fractures: Risk factors and recovery

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Common in children, buckle fractures occur when one side of a bone bends rather than breaking. In this article, learn about the symptoms and treatment.

TMJ disorders: Causes, symptoms, and relief

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint, causing pain and restricted movement in the jaw. Learn about how they are diagnosed and treated.

Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

in this article, learn about ankylosing spondylitis which is a type of arthritis. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and how might it be treated?

Medical research: Antibody reduces body fat in a mouse model of menopause

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly discovered antibody, trialled in a mouse model of menopause, may help to boost bone mass and reduce body fat, a paper published online in Nature suggests.

Ankylosing spondylitis: Progression and outlook

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disorder that causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Learn about how it affects the body as it progresses.

Another reason to exercise: Burning bone fat - a key to better bone health

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers...

Injured bones reconstructed by gene and stem cell therapies

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Cedars-Sinai-led team of investigators has successfully repaired severe limb fractures in laboratory animals with an innovative technique that cues bone to regrow its own tissue.

Ankylosing spondylitis: Tests, diagnosis, and treatment

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the questions and tests used to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis, which causes chronic pain in the lower back and buttocks.

Ankylosing spondylitis: X-ray and imaging techniques

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

X-rays and imaging techniques are essential for diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the back and sacroiliac joints.

Key stem cells for repairing knee joints identified

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stem cells that seem key for maintaining and repairing the body's knee joints have been identified by scientists.

Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Corticosteroid injections do not ease pain for patients with knee osteoarthritis and may even lead to greater loss of cartilage, new research suggests.

Lactose intolerance linked to lower vitamin D levels

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

If you are lactose intolerant, you might want to think about boosting your vitamin D intake with non-dairy foods; your levels of the vitamin may be low.

Osteoarthritis: Preventing key molecule deficiency may delay need for joint replacements

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study shows for first time that preventing adenosine deficiency sustains cells that make cartilage and prevents osteoarthritis in rats.

Six fixes for anterior pelvic tilt

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how to do a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises that improve posture and help correct an anterior pelvic tilt.

Yogurt consumption in older adults linked with better bone health

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density...

Researchers find a mutation which predisposes people under osteoporosis treatment to femoral fractures

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers of the University of Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) have discovered a new mutation that has an impact on the bone so that it is vulnerable...

With stem cells to new intervertebral discs

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It is the "shock absorber" between the vertebrae of the spine, cushioning every step, bend and jump: the intervertebral disc.

Osteoporosis: ACP update treatment guidelines for preventing bone fractures

Tue, 09 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In revised guidelines, the ACP strongly advise that women with osteoporosis should be treated with bisphosphonates or denosumab to prevent bone fractures.

Noisy knees may be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a multi-center observational study of nearly 3500 participants, indicates that people who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or...