Orthopedics Articles & Stories

Could Broken Hips Be Prevented with a Diet High in Fish and Flax?

Could Broken Hips Be Prevented with a Diet High in Fish and Flax?

Having elevated levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may lower a postmenopausal woman's risk for hip fractures, according to recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Read More


'Magic Metal' Speeds Rate of Bone Healing

'Magic Metal' Speeds Rate of Bone Healing

Researchers from Ohio State University have discovered that bone cells grow and reproduce almost twice as fast when they are on a textured surface that consists of metal oxide wires, each being tens of thousands of times thinner than a strand of human hair. Read More


Older Patients Can Avoid Fractures with Lifestyle Changes

Older Patients Can Avoid Fractures with Lifestyle Changes

Some elderly patients who are aware of their elevated fracture risk will make beneficial lifestyle changes to avoid them, according to a new study published in Osteoporosis International. Some of these changes include wearing proper footwear, taking supplements, and exercise. Read More


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


Determining Which Patients Can Skip ACL Reconstruction

Determining Which Patients Can Skip ACL Reconstruction

Conducted by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery, a new study has provided evidence that a person%u2019s knee shape could be an important factor in determining whether a patient should undergo ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery following an ACL tear. The study is published in the... Read More


Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries May Be Linked to Statin Use

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries May Be Linked to Statin Use

Using statin drugs to treat high cholesterol may also lead to musculoskeletal problems, joint diseases, and injuries. This is according to scientists from VA North Texas Health Care System and reported JAMA Internal Medicine. 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New Theory of Genesis of Osteoarthritis Could Make Joint Replacement Surgery an Outdated Approach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


MRI Can Aid in Predicting Hip Implant Failure Before Symptoms Appear

MRI Can Aid in Predicting Hip Implant Failure Before Symptoms Appear

Metal-on-metal hip implants can lead to inflammation of the joint lining long before symptoms appear. Now a study by researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery, indicates that magnetic resonance imaging can be used to identify this inflammation. Appearing in the Journal of Bone & Joint ... Read More


The Role Communities Play in Community Hospitals

The Role Communities Play in Community Hospitals

In the recent times of economic shortage communities have been striving to provide the same quality service. Empowered Medical News had the chance to meet Edward Dinan, President and C.E.O. of Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York. He spoke of the ways in which community hospitals rely on... Read More


Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi may reduce the incidence of falls amongst stroke survivors. This is according to research presented at the American Stroke Association%u2019s International Stroke Conference. When compared to standard care or participating in a fitness program, stroke survivors practicing Ta... Read More


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