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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

Antibiotic useful for localized treatment of bone wear

Antibiotic useful for localized treatment of bone wear

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Painful legacy of teen sports

Painful legacy of teen sports

ScienceDaily (July 19, 2011) — A new study links high rates of osteoarthritis in athletes to femur damage during adolescence, as a result of participation in high-intensity sports. Vigorous sports activities, like basketball, during childhood and adolescence can cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes, resulting in a deformed hip with reduced rotation and pain during movement. Continue reading

Bursitis a common cause of painful hips, knees, heels and elbows: Most conditions can be managed with simple, nonsurgical techniques

Bursitis a common cause of painful hips, knees, heels and elbows: Most conditions can be managed with simple, nonsurgical techniques

ScienceDaily (June 7, 2011) — As warm weather arrives and the great outdoors beckons, more and more men and women will be taking to the trails, the beaches, or their yards and gardens, embarking on physical activities that may result in sore, aching, swollen joints. While it may be tempting to ignore these aches and pains or treat them with a little over-the-counter liniment, a wiser choice is to visit a physician who can determine if the symptoms are due to bursitis, inflammation of the fluid-filled bursae, or sacs, that surround and cushion the joints Continue reading

Potential treatment found for debilitating bone disease in wounded soldiers and children

Potential treatment found for debilitating bone disease in wounded soldiers and children

ScienceDaily (Apr. 3, 2011) — Promising new research reveals a potentially highly effective treatment for heterotopic ossification (HO), a painful and often debilitating abnormal buildup of bone tissue. HO comes in two main forms — one that appears in children and is congenital, another that strikes wounded military personnel and surgery patients and is triggered by severe injuries and wounds. Continue reading

rockwood and green 7th edition

rockwood and green 7th edition

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MIS Techniques in Orthopedics

MIS Techniques in Orthopedics

MIS Techniques in Orthopedics By Giles R. Continue reading