Orthopedics Articles & Stories:

Tree Bark Found to Improve Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Tree Bark Found to Improve Osteoarthritis Symptoms Osteoarthritis of the knee affects millions and is one of the five leading causes of disability among the elderly. A recent study published in the journal Nutrition Research reveals Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improved physical func... Read More

Physiotherapy Shows Benefits Following Knee Replacement

Physiotherapy Shows Benefits Following Knee Replacement According to a recent study published on bmj.com, physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of osteoarthritis patients who have undergone knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of disability found in oler people, so total knee replacement surgery is a routinely perfo... Read More

Five Foot Care Myths

Five Foot Care Myths The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons have heard all the myths about foot care. However, myths concerning health can have serious consequences if doctors aren't consulted to set the facts straight. Here are five podiatry myths that numerous patients have reported, and the truth behi... Read More

Seniors Taking Calcium Benefit From Reduced Bone Loss

Seniors Taking Calcium Benefit From Reduced Bone Loss A study in this week's issue of "The Lancet" finds that people over the age of 50 who take calcium supplementation have a 12% lower risk of fracture or bone loss compared to those who don't. The research team at the University of Western Sydney analyzed 17 studies involving over 50,000 people... Read More

Human Stem Cells Return Motor Function to Paralyzed Rats

Human Stem Cells Return Motor Function to Paralyzed Rats Researchers from the University of California, San Diego report that experimental rats recovered from blood flow related paralysis after receiving grafts of human spinal stem cells. When damage occurs due to loss of blood flow to the spine's neural cells, applying human neural stem cells dire... Read More

Chondroitin Failure

Chondroitin Failure Chondroitin is a popular over the counter supplement for arthritis. Chondroitin is a cartilage extract. It's usually sold in the United States in combination with glucosamine, an amino sugar. It is widely available in drug and health stores and online for treatment of joint pain. Read More

Alternative to Knee Replacement

Alternative to Knee Replacement For 25 years Robert Reid kept active by practicing karate, playing football, softball, and basketball. But, his love for sports took a toll on his body. Robert developed arthritis in his knees and would need surgery. Read More

Massage Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Massage Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis No one said getting old is all fun. After 40 or 50 or 60 years of walking, running, and playing sport, the knees start to wear down. Make no mistake, osteoarthritis is a serious condition. It limits what people can do, affects quality of life, and can lead to disability and lost days of work.... Read More

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics If you're at all a sports fan, or an athlete yourself, you've probably heard of the anterior cruciate ligament. It's commonly injured. Now a new study shows what happens to NFL players who are sidelined by their acl's, and it's not good news for players or fans and the owners. Now, a ligament... Read More

Normal Puberty

Normal Puberty Here's something most of us don't feel very comfortable discussing: the menstrual cycle in adolescent girls. And that's exactly why the American academy of pediatrics has just released a paper, not only for parents but also for doctors to clearly define what is normal to expect in puberty and... Read More

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