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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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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...

Osteoarthritis: Knee joint degeneration slowed with weight loss, study confirms

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study of more than 600 overweight or obese adults found that substantial weight loss over 4 years slowed the degeneration of knee cartilage.

Newly prescribed sleeping pills increase risk of hip fracture

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and 'Z-drugs' have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a new study...

Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older women

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer...

3-D-printable implants may ease damaged knees

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3-D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.

Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to 6 weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms...

Magnesium may prevent bone fractures

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between low levels of serum magnesium and the risk of bone fractures in a large-scale, long-term study.

Psoriatic arthritis: Pictures of symptoms and progression

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the different stages and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, a chronic condition which may worsen over time.