Orthopedics Articles & Stories:

Myths and Facts About Back Pain

Myths and Facts About Back Pain While the common cold claims the most sick days among U.S. workers under age 45, lower back pain comes in a strong second, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, it says, some 80 percent of adults are expected to experience lower back pain at some point in thei... Read More

Chiropractic Technique Reduces Blood Pressure

Chiropractic Technique Reduces Blood Pressure A particular chiropractic adjustment has been shown to significantly improve high blood pressure, according to recent research. "This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination," said study leader George Bakris, a medical doctor who is directo... Read More

Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets

Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets Medicine is ever advancing - and that includes orthopedic medicine, which has now developed gender-specific artificial knees that match the subtle anatomical differences between men and women. Technicians have also produced a computer program to assist orthopedic surgeons in correctly positio... Read More

Glimmer of Hope for Spine-Injury Victims

Glimmer of Hope for Spine-Injury Victims It's just in rats for now, but scientists have induced spinal cord regrowth by taking tiny nerves from the rib cage, bathing them in a growth-inducing protein, and then grafting them into the area of the cut spinal cord. "By using tiny nerves from the rib cage as cables connecting the severed... Read More

Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines A simple set of new warm-up exercises provides young athletes considerable protection against season-ending knee injuries, according to a recent sports-medicine study. The findings, presented by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were published in the American Journ... Read More

A Natural Solution to Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

A Natural Solution to Osteoarthritis Knee Pain As a result of intensive research, treatments for osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease continue to emerge. Osteoarthritis is a common ailment that affects millions of Americans, with the knee being the most likely joint to be afflicted. As the disease progresses, the cartilage that nor... Read More

Discovery Hints At the Immune System's Role in Bone Loss

Discovery Hints At the Immune System's Role in Bone Loss A new study out of UCLA links high cholesterol and osteoporosis and identifies a new role that the body's immune cells play in bone loss. Published in the Journal Clinical Immunology, the research could lead to immune-based approaches for treating osteoporosis. The disease causes fragile bones... Read More

Seventy Percent of Children Low In Vitamin D

Seventy Percent of Children Low In Vitamin D Seven out of ten children in the US have low levels of vitamin D, putting them at greater risk of eventually suffering from bone disease high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors, according to research published in the online journal Pediatrics. The study was led by Dr. Michal ... Read More

Orthopedic and Dental Implants Aided by New Coating

Orthopedic and Dental Implants Aided by New Coating A newly developed electrochemical process for coating metal implants vastly improves their functionality, longevity, and integration into the body, according to research conducted at Tel Aviv University. The new process has the potential to greatly improve the lives of people who have undergon... Read More

Drug May Cut Bone Healing Time in Half

Drug May Cut Bone Healing Time in Half A drug that was cleared by the government as a treatment for osteoporosis has demonstrated an ability to help bone fractures in older people heal as quickly as in the young, by stimulating the activity and production of stem cells, according to a preliminary study. Read More

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