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Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Accelerated Aging of Bones

Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Accelerated Aging of Bones Everyone is aware that as we age, our bones become more fragile. Now a team of U.S. and German researchers have demonstrated that this process of aging bones can be greatly accelerated through deficiency of vitamin D - also known as the sunshine vitamin. Read More

Calcium and Vitamin D Help Hormones Help Bones Following Menopause

Calcium and Vitamin D Help Hormones Help Bones Following Menopause Should postmenopausal women take vitamin D and calcium supplements to aid their bone health? Many recommendations conflict, and opinions are strong. However, an analysis from the Women's Health Initiative trial shows evidence supporting the use of supplements - at least in the case of women ta... Read More

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

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