Orthopedics Articles & Stories

Feed Your Bones: Your Body Will Thank You

Feed Your Bones: Your Body Will Thank You

Recent research is uncovering evidence that our bodies do much more than support our muscle and skin. They have the capacity to nourish us and communicate with other areas of the body. Bones are an essential component of the connective tissue system that embodies the blood, fascia, tendon, lig... Read More


New Hip Replacement Approach Hastens Recovery and Reduces Pain

New Hip Replacement Approach Hastens Recovery and Reduces Pain

A recent development in hip replacement techniques results in less pain, faster recovery, and improved mobility. Dr. Harold Rees describes this anterior approach after operating on one of his patients and observing the remarkable results. Read More


Female Athletes Experience ACL Knee Injures More Frequently

Female Athletes Experience ACL Knee Injures More Frequently

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries are much more likely to occur in female athletes compared to males, according to Loyola University Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Pietro Tonino. Dr. Tonino believes these injuries could be prevented by completing preseason conditioning, in additi... Read More


Osteoporosis Risk in Men Elevated by the Presence of Belly Fat

Osteoporosis Risk in Men Elevated by the Presence of Belly Fat

Men who have excess belly fat, also known as visceral fat, face an elevated risk of osteoporosis when compared with men who are in shape, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Read More


Children Should Exercise to Ward off Osteoporosis

Children Should Exercise to Ward off Osteoporosis

For teens, playing football, soccer, or running for at least three hours a week could aid in counteracting the potential damage to bone health caused by extended time sitting. An international team of researchers have discovered evidence that adolescents who invest long hours in particular sed... Read More


Stroke Risk Heightened by Hip Replacement Surgery

Stroke Risk Heightened by Hip Replacement Surgery

A person's risk of suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke rises by 4.4 percent and ischemic stroke by 4.7 percent for the first two weeks after undergoing total hip replacement surgery. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain and a ischemic stroke is caused by artery blockage. Read More


Steroid Injections Found to Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

Steroid Injections Found to Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

Patients who have been treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain face an elevated risk of bone fractures in the spine, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers claim that the risk of fracture rose by 29 percent following each steroid injection, a discovery that they... 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


Protecting Premenopausal Women's Bones with Minor Exercise

Protecting Premenopausal Women's Bones with Minor Exercise

According to new research, premenopausal women who partake in routine exercise can greatly reduce a known inhibitor of bone formation called sclerostin. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the study also discovered that physical activity improved IGF-1 levels, wh... Read More


Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

According to the Medical Journal of Australia, arthroscopies are still being performed on people with osteoarthritis of the knee, despite evidence suggesting the effectiveness of the surgical procedure for treating the condition. Read More


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