Orthopedics Articles & Stories:

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

Inhibiting a Protein Prevents Bone Loss

Inhibiting a Protein Prevents Bone Loss A new drug inhibits a protein necessary for the formation and function of cells that break down bone, a recent study showed, a development that may have important repercussions for the treatment of diseases that involve bone loss, such as osteoporosis, periodontitis and arthritis. The study, w... Read More

Green Tea May Help Strengthen Bones

Green Tea May Help Strengthen Bones Green tea, one of the most popular drinks around the world, may benefit bone health, according to new research from Hong Kong. Researchers suggest it has the potential to help prevent and treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases suffered by millions of people worldwide. Read More

Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk A recent study of middle-aged and elderly patients showed that damage to the cushioning cartilage in the knee can often lead to osteoarthritis. The cartilage is known as the meniscus. Actually, there are two menisci, one on the inside of the knee and one on the outside. These tough, resilient,... Read More

Drug May Extend Life of Arthritic Knees and Hips

Drug May Extend Life of Arthritic Knees and Hips An osteoporosis drug that is the first ever known to prevent cartilage loss following injury to a joint may also regenerate some cartilage that has been lost to osteoarthritis, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Denver. Though this initial ... Read More

A Comprehensive Approach to Pain Rehab Can Disrupt Chronic Pain

A Comprehensive Approach to Pain Rehab Can Disrupt Chronic Pain Chronic pain in its many manifestations, whether it's headaches, back pains or fibromyalgia, can disrupt work, activities, and relationships. Read More

Long, Skinny Muscle Found Crucial to Healthy Spine

Long, Skinny Muscle Found Crucial to Healthy Spine A pencil-thin, roughly 2-foot-long muscle running from the base to the top of the spine is composed of a novel "scaffolding" of fibers that strengthen and support the back, a recent research study has shown. "The multifidus muscle was formerly thought to be relatively unimportant based on it... Read More

Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking's Link to Back Problems Smoking causes cancer, lung disease and heart attacks, and disrupts body chemistry in such dangerous ways that a host of other ailments can result. So it's not surprising that even back problems might be caused by nicotine and smoke ingestion. Indeed, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surge... Read More

As Goes Oral Health, So Goes General Health

As Goes Oral Health, So Goes General Health Many studies are showing a persistent connection between gum disease and other ailments that afflict corners of the body far afield from the teeth. Specifically, when gingivitis (early-stage gum disease) or full-blown periodontal disease is present, it's often the case that doctors find that ... Read More

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