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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


New Theory of Genesis of Osteoarthritis Could Make Joint Replacement Surgery an Outdated Approach

New Theory of Genesis of Osteoarthritis Could Make Joint Replacement Surgery an Outdated Approach

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have turned the contemporary view on osteoarthritis upside down. Instead of seeing the painful degenerative disease as a problem primarily of the cartilage and cushion joints, they now have evidence that the bone beneath the cartilage is also a primary player and c... 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


In 20 Years' Time, Knee Replacements Jump by 161%

In 20 Years' Time, Knee Replacements Jump by 161%

The amount of Medicare patients receiving knee replacement procedures in the USA increased by 161.5% during the last twenty years, according to researchers from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. The results were reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). 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


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


Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

A simple set of new warm-up exercises provides young athletes considerable protection against season-ending knee injuries, according to a recent sports-medicine study. The findings, presented by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were published in the American Journ... 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


Expert Commentary: Thomas Murray, Jr., M.D. 3/25/2010

Expert Commentary: Thomas Murray, Jr., M.D. 3/25/2010

A tear of a cartilage cushion or meniscus is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, and removal of the torn fragments, or menisectomy, is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures done in the United States every day. The two menisci (plural) are semi-circular structures in the k... Read More



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