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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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Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the Journal Bone reports.

Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trial

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis.

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day...

Could antidepressants stop prostate cancer from spreading?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that helps prostate cancer cells spread to the bone, but antidepressants may have the potential to halt this process.

New material regrows bone

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse's skull by regrowing "quality bone," a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to the skull or face.

Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, according to mouse studies conducted by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers.

Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs linked to increased risk of hip fracture

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a recent study, older individuals who had fallen and broken a hip used antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications more frequently than the general older population.

Exercise-induced hormone irisin linked to new mechanisms for bone metabolism

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin - a fat-burning hormone that is released during exercise - in bone tissue in mice.

Light shed on evolutionary change in bones of middle ear of non-mammals, new study reveals

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at King's College London have begun to uncover the cellular and molecular drivers underlying a key anatomical change during the evolution of mammals.

Trolleys scientifically proven to be more beneficial than backpacks for the back of the children

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Granada warn that 23 percent of the girls carry in their backpack or trolley a load over 20 percent of their body weight, well above what is...

Physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Physical therapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®).

Unlocking the secrets of the Achilles' heel

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Walking, running, sprinting - every movement of the foot stretches the Achilles' tendon. When jumping, the loads can approach ten times the body weight.

Drug used to treat weak bones associated with micro-cracks

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A type of drug used to treat weak bones is associated with an increased risk of 'micro-cracks' in bone, according to new research.

Fibromyalgia tender points: Locations and pain management

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is fibromyalgia and what are fibromyalgia tender points? Learn about the condition's additional signs and symptoms, complications, and treatments.

Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.