Orthopedics Articles & Stories:

Running a Marathon Comes With Risks

Running a Marathon Comes With Risks Although hundreds of thousands more people completed grueling 26.2 mile marathons in the United States in 2009 compared to a decade earlier, a runner's risk of death during or shortly after a race has remained at a very low rate - about .75 per 100,000, according to Johns Hopkins research. Men... Read More

Engineering Hip Implants That Last

Engineering Hip Implants That Last Hip replacement is one of the most common orthopedic operations performed in America. Unfortunately, in many instances, the artificial hips employed in the operation must be replaced in just ten years. However, new implants are being engineered using materials that could help prevent these pre... Read More

Ways to Avoid the Onset of Osteoporosis

Ways to Avoid the Onset of Osteoporosis Women and men can ward off bone-thinning osteoporosis by taking initiative through a healthy diet, using calcium and vitamin D supplements, and doing regular weight-bearing exercise. According to Dr. Alan Gibstein, a women's health expert, all women lose calcium after age 30, so they need to d... Read More

New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients

New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients Bone cancer is a very rare condition, but until the last several years, if it was diagnosed in a limb, it meant certain amputation. But with the introduction of internal prosthetics that can replace diseased bone, everything has changed. Surgeons now have the capacity to reconstruct diseased b... 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

High-Impact Exercise Improves Adolescent Bone Strength

High-Impact Exercise Improves Adolescent Bone Strength Exercises that involve high impact movements like jumping and skipping have been found to have the greatest benefits for adolescent bone health. A simple ten minute school based intervention, provided twice a week for eight weeks, resulted in a noticeable improvement in bone and muscle strengt... Read More

Protecting Knees: Rehab and "Prehab"

Protecting Knees: Rehab and Knee pain caused by osteoarthritis can affect your flexibility and ability to function. One option for treatment is arthroscopic surgery, but for those who wish to avoid or delay surgery, there are ways to alleviate arthritis pain without surgery. Read More

New Techniques to Heal Broken Bones

New Techniques to Heal Broken Bones Researchers have been searching for new ways to stimulate bone growth in the pursuit of healing fractures, broken bones and even elongating bones. Recent research looks over the medical horizon and offerts hope in the not to distant future of the latest technical miracles for healing broken bo... Read More

Stem Cells May Help Heal Complicated Fractures

Stem Cells May Help Heal Complicated Fractures Breakthrough technologies harnessing the power stem cells provide new methodologies for the healing of complicated bone fractures. Read More

Hamstring Grafts Effective Option in ACL Knee Reconstruction

Hamstring Grafts Effective Option in ACL Knee Reconstruction Athletes and active young people are particularly susceptible to torn ACL's. They are also the group of people most likely to want complete mobility and activity post-surgery, which is why the outcome of this study could be so significant. Read More

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