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ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

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 Continue reading

Patients with severe back pain who quit smoking report less pain than patients who continue to smoke

Patients with severe back pain who quit smoking report less pain than patients who continue to smoke

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — For years, research has shown a link between smoking and an increased risk for low back pain, intervertebral (spine) disc disease, and inferior patient outcomes following surgery Continue reading

Patient selection for bilateral total knee replacement needs improvement

Patient selection for bilateral total knee replacement needs improvement

ScienceDaily (Sep. Continue reading

Engineering a better hip implant

Engineering a better hip implant

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). Continue reading

Engineering a better hip implant

Engineering a better hip implant

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. Continue reading

The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) — Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, Ramon L. Jimenez from the Monterey Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute and his team demonstrate that socioeconomically disadvantaged patients, in fact, tend to sue physicians less often. Continue reading

Hip fractures: Coexisting medical conditions increase treatment costs and lengthen hospitalization, study finds

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 Continue reading

New research could extend life of arthritic joints

New research could extend life of arthritic joints

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 Continue reading