ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries
Jan. 31, 2013 Children continue to account for a disproportionate percentage of morbidity and mortality from ATV-related accidents — up 240 percent since 1997, according to a Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics report published by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, 2012) University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail. In a study, the team simulated hip dislocations as they occur in humans and determined that increased thigh girth creates hip instability in morbidly obese patients (those with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40).
ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, 2012) University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail.
Hip fractures: Coexisting medical conditions increase treatment costs and lengthen hospitalization, study finds
ScienceDaily (Jan. 18, 2012) More than 250,000 hip fractures occur every year in the U.S., often resulting in hospitalization, surgery, nursing-home admission, long-term disability, and/or extended periods of rehabilitation
ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2011) A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be re-purposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study authors hope their laboratory findings, published in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine , will set the stage for the first human clinical trials to test human parathyroid hormone (brand name: Forteo) in this growing patient population