Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:00:00 GMTRadiotherapy destroys cancer cells using high-energy ionizing radiation to damage DNA and induce cell death. About two million patients per year in the United States – more than 50 percent of all cancer patients -- receive radiotherapy at some stage during their illness, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy, surgery, and targeted medicines.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:30:00 GMTA new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment, found a team led by Robert Mauck, PhD, the Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research in Orthopaedic Surgery, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:00:00 GMTScientists from the Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues examined the critical role of tissue hypoxia, or oxygen starvation, in the induction and amplification of FOP lesions, also called flare-ups.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:45:00 GMTNew preclinical research provides support to a drug that has been repurposed to possibly treat a rare and extremely disabling genetic bone disease, particularly in children. In that disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a mutation triggers bone growth in muscles, alters skeletal bone formation, and limits motion, breathing, and swallowing, among a host of progressive symptoms.
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:30:00 GMTFibrocartilage tissue in the knee is comprised of a more varied molecular structure than researchers previously appreciated, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:00 GMTThe second annual Million Dollar Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, to support research and raise awareness about rare diseases.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:00 GMTMalnourished patients are more likely to have complications following total knee or hip replacement surgeries than morbidly obese patients,according to new research from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:01:00 GMTNearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:01:00 GMTOrthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed two new prediction tools aimed at identifying total hip and knee replacement patients who are at-risk of developing serious complications after surgery.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:01:00 GMTA team of orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:01:00 GMTRobert L. Mauck, PhD, an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four scientists given awards by the Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Las Vegas.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:00:00 GMTExperts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will be moderating panels, serving as discussants and presenting research findings on the latest advances in orthopaedic surgery, research and education at the 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgerons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, March 24-28, 2015.
Fri, 22 March 2012 14:30:00 GMTResearch has long shown the negative effects cigarette smoking has on cardiovascular health. But now, a new study from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania corroborates early evidence showing that cigarette smoking leads to longer healing times and an increased rate of post-operative complication and infection for patients sustaining fractures or traumatic injuries to their bone. The full results of the study are being presented this week at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Chicago.
Fri, 22 March 2012 14:30:00 GMTAccording to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, pre-operatively identifying patients with certain comorbid risk factors that may increase their chance of being admitted to the ICU following total hip replacement surgery results in fewer deaths, post-surgery complications, and unplanned ICU admissions. The full results of the study will be presented at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting this week in Chicago.
Fri, 22 March 2012 14:30:00 GMTShared decision-making between patients and physicians about health care decisions has previously been presented as superior to an approach that emphasizes physicians taking a leading role in directing key aspects of a patient's care. But now, a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, calls into question the efficacy of shared decision-making as a tool for eliciting a patient's genuine preference for care. The results of the study will be presented this week at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Wed, 20 March 2012 14:00:00 GMTBy studying the underlying differences in gene expression during healing after a bone break in young versus aged mice, Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and his colleagues aim to find specific pathways of fracture healing in humans.
Tue, 14 August 2012 13:00:00 GMTPenn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for its hip and knee joint replacement services.
Tue, 03 March 2009 17:30:00 GMTResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut have pinpointed the source of immature cells that spur misplaced bone growth. Unexpectedly, the major repository of bone-forming cells originates in blood vessels deep within skeletal muscle and other connective tissues, not from muscle stem cells themselves. The work also shows that cells important in the inflammatory response to injury trigger skeleton-stimulating proteins to transform muscle tissue into bone.
Tue, 19 May 2009 15:30:00 GMTL. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Penn Medicine, effective July 1, 2009.