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Joint Replacements May Receive Longer Life Thanks to Computer Model

Joint Replacements May Receive Longer Life Thanks to Computer Model

A computer project finished at Southampton University in the UK should lead to improvements in joint replacement performance and durability. The developers of the project are not seeking partners who are open to putting the model into practice. Read More


Can Cracking Knuckles or Joints Really Lead to Arthritis?

Can Cracking Knuckles or Joints Really Lead to Arthritis?

Cracking or "popping" of joints is a form of joint manipulation that results in a cracking or popping sound, such as when a person cracks their knuckle. People are capable of cracking several joints in the body, including wrists, hips, elbows, toes, shoulders, feet, ankles, jaws, and vertebrae. Read More


Knees Fare Better During Lower Impact Sports

Knees Fare Better During Lower Impact Sports

Both instances of very high and very low levels of physical activity can greatly hasten the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Read More


Running a Marathon Comes With Risks

Running a Marathon Comes With Risks

Although hundreds of thousands more people completed grueling 26.2 mile marathons in the United States in 2009 compared to a decade earlier, a runner's risk of death during or shortly after a race has remained at a very low rate - about .75 per 100,000, according to Johns Hopkins research. Men... Read More


Biological Prosthetics May Be the Future of Joint Repair

Biological Prosthetics May Be the Future of Joint Repair

Currently, orthopedic specialists use joint replacement techniques on a regular basis. However, in about 15 years, these techniques may be replaced by biological products that can stimulate tissue and bone growth. This is according to leading prognosticator, Paul Olsen, director of a New York ... Read More


Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

A recent study of middle-aged and elderly patients showed that damage to the cushioning cartilage in the knee can often lead to osteoarthritis. The cartilage is known as the meniscus. Actually, there are two menisci, one on the inside of the knee and one on the outside. These tough, resilient,... Read More


Drug May Extend Life of Arthritic Knees and Hips

Drug May Extend Life of Arthritic Knees and Hips

An osteoporosis drug that is the first ever known to prevent cartilage loss following injury to a joint may also regenerate some cartilage that has been lost to osteoarthritis, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Denver. Though this initial ... Read More


Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets

Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets

Medicine is ever advancing - and that includes orthopedic medicine, which has now developed gender-specific artificial knees that match the subtle anatomical differences between men and women. Technicians have also produced a computer program to assist orthopedic surgeons in correctly positio... Read More


A Natural Solution to Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

A Natural Solution to Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

As a result of intensive research, treatments for osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease continue to emerge. Osteoarthritis is a common ailment that affects millions of Americans, with the knee being the most likely joint to be afflicted. As the disease progresses, the cartilage that nor... Read More


Orthopedic and Dental Implants Aided by New Coating

Orthopedic and Dental Implants Aided by New Coating

A newly developed electrochemical process for coating metal implants vastly improves their functionality, longevity, and integration into the body, according to research conducted at Tel Aviv University. The new process has the potential to greatly improve the lives of people who have undergon... Read More



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