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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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Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to...

Stop using ultrasound to speed up fracture healing, advise experts

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New evidence suggests that receiving low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to speed up bone healing after fracture has little or no impact on pain or recovery time, say a panel of international...

Men experience greater cognitive impairment and increased risk of death following hip surgery

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

In a study of hip fracture patients, men displayed greater levels of cognitive impairment within the first 22 days of fracture than women, and cognitive limitations increased the risk of dying...

Study provides insights on optimal treatment of Paget's disease of bone

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a study of patients with Paget's disease of bone - a common skeletal disorder that can lead to bone deformity, fractures, osteoarthritis, and bone pain - long-term intensive bisphosphonate...

Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women's risk of knee osteoarthritis

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men.

Hammer Toe: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is hammer toe? In this article, learn about the risk factors for complications, when to see a doctor, prevention, and the long-term outlook.

Fibula Fracture: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the different types of fibula fracture, how they are diagnosed, the difference between an open and closed fracture, and long-term recovery.

DNA changes that affect human height uncovered

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An international team of researchers reveals 83 new genetic variants that affect human height. Some of these influence adult height by more than 2 cm.

Misdiagnosed foot, ankle injuries may result in arthritis, chronic pain and disability

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Front-line physicians are advised to err on the side of caution and opt for additional imaging and second opinions when diagnosing six common foot and ankle injuries.

Anti-inflammatory diet reduces bone loss, hip fracture risk in women

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains, and nuts appears to reduce the risk of bone loss and hip fracture among postmenopausal women.

Examining women's bones during menopause may help head off fractures

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bone fragility has long been a worrisome condition affecting women as they age."It's been considered a silent disease," says Karl Jepsen, Ph.D.

Specialized physical therapy helps teens with scoliosis get ahead of the curve

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

For teens with scoliosis, a new study shows specialized physical therapy exercises can improve the curve of the spine, muscle endurance and quality of life, as researchers advocate for conservative...

As US scrutinizes joint replacements, study finds no way to predict risk

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

About one million Americans each year undergo total knee or hip replacements, but complications bring as many as 1 in 12 back to the hospital and result in higher use of post-acute services within...

Scientists identify bone degradation process within metastatic breast cancer

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems.

Fibromyalgia in Men: Symptoms and Treatment

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

As fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men, it may be harder for men to get a diagnosis. What are the symptoms in men and how is it treated?

Hip fractures may have both short and long-term effects on survival in elderly individuals

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new analysis of numerous studies indicates that men and women aged 60 years and older who have experienced a hip fracture are at increased risk of dying not only in the short term after the...

Just 45 minutes of exercise a week can benefit older adults with arthritis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Meeting current exercise guidelines can be hard for older adults with arthritis, but a new study finds they need only meet a third of the recommendations.

Diabetes: Stimulating bone stem cells may improve fracture repair

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Bone fractures do not heal well in people with diabetes. A new study of mice suggests a protein that stimulates skeletal stem cells may offer a solution.

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

My Child is Pigeon Toed: What Should I do?

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Pigeon toe is common in young children but what causes it? Learn about pigeon toe for different age groups, when to see a doctor and available treatments.

Jones Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is a Jones fracture and what are metatarsals? Learn about when to see a doctor, diagnosis, complications, and tips for a good recovery.

Less frequent dosing of drug for patients with bone metastases does not increase risk of fracture, other bone-related events

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Among patients with bone metastases due to breast cancer, prostate cancer, or multiple myeloma, use of the bisphosphonate drug zoledronic acid every 12 weeks compared with the standard dosing...

Medicare bundled-payments model cut joint replacement costs by more than 20 percent

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Savings seen largely in lower costs of artificial joints and post-surgical rehabilitation.

The secret behind the toughness of deer antlers

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 PST

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.

Gelatin supplements, good for your joints?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport suggests that consuming a gelatin...