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IOF, EOS to jointly hold Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting in Abu Dhabi

IOF, EOS to jointly hold Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting in Abu Dhabi

With a growing senior population and an increase in unhealthy lifestyles, the prevalence of osteoporosis and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is soaring in the Middle East and North African region. In response to the dramatic increase in these diseases within the region the International Osteoporosis Foundation, in cooperation with the Emirates Osteoporosis Society, will be holding the 3rd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting from December 5-7, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. [More]
Special issue provides comprehensive overview of latest findings in the area of skeletal research

Special issue provides comprehensive overview of latest findings in the area of skeletal research

While there is good understanding of how bone mass, and more recently bone architecture, affects fracture risk, far less is known about the material properties of bone, or how these can impart resilience or fragility to the skeleton. [More]
Teen-LABS research study reveals musculoskeletal disease outcomes among obese adolescents

Teen-LABS research study reveals musculoskeletal disease outcomes among obese adolescents

Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in the "Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery" (Teen-LABS) study were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics. Teen-LABS is a multi-center clinical study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health that is examining the safety and health effects of surgical weight loss procedures. [More]
OrthoSensor raises $19 million in Series C Preferred Stock financing

OrthoSensor raises $19 million in Series C Preferred Stock financing

OrthoSensor, Inc., the leader in Sensor-Assisted Surgery, announced today that it has raised $19 million in a private placement of Series C Preferred Stock. Bridger Healthcare, Ltd. and The Tullis Growth Fund, L.P. participated in the round. The proceeds will be used to drive the commercialization of VERASENSE, OrthoSensor's leading product, and expand product development activities. [More]

Unique research consortium focuses on musculoskeletal disorders and diseases

The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the University of Missouri – Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center proudly announce a research consortium among the three Kansas City-area institutions. The consortium brings together scientists and resources focused on the research of musculoskeletal disorders and diseases. [More]
Older adults participating in hospital-based exercise program report less pain, stiffness and fatigue

Older adults participating in hospital-based exercise program report less pain, stiffness and fatigue

It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness and less fatigue after participating in a hospital-based exercise program. [More]
Being obese at age 25 places individuals at risk of severe level of obesity later in life

Being obese at age 25 places individuals at risk of severe level of obesity later in life

Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. [More]
Scientists honored for orthopedic breakthroughs at 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

Scientists honored for orthopedic breakthroughs at 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation presented four research awards today to scientists who are performing research that translates to improvements in patient treatment and care. [More]
World-class Krembil Discovery Tower now opens in Canada

World-class Krembil Discovery Tower now opens in Canada

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women congratulated Toronto Western Hospital today on the opening of the Krembil Discovery Tower, a facility dedicated to research excellence, training the next generation of medical professionals and improving health care for patients across Canada. [More]

Iscreen Vision raises $4.0 million in series B funding round

iScreen Vision, Inc. (www.iscreenvision.com), a leading provider of pediatric vision screening equipment and services, today announced it raised $4.0 million in a Series B funding round led by MB Venture Partners. [More]
OrthoSensor receives CE Mark approval to launch VERASENSE Knee System

OrthoSensor receives CE Mark approval to launch VERASENSE Knee System

OrthoSensor announced today plans to launch its VERASENSE Knee System in European markets after recently receiving CE Mark approval. VERASENSE is the first integrated intelligent orthopaedic device to provide surgeons with real-time quantitative data on knee implant positioning, limb alignment and soft tissue balance during total knee replacement surgery. [More]
Using cholesterol-lowering statins may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions

Using cholesterol-lowering statins may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions

Using cholesterol-lowering statins may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies (joint diseases) and injuries, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. [More]
Investigator honored for advancing osteoporosis research and advocacy worldwide

Investigator honored for advancing osteoporosis research and advocacy worldwide

Professor Socrates Papapoulos, a long standing member of the IOF Board and leading researcher at the Leiden University Medical Center, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Pierre Delmas Award. [More]
Smoking increases risk of infection and delays healing of fractures

Smoking increases risk of infection and delays healing of fractures

Research has long shown the negative effects cigarette smoking has on cardiovascular health. But now, a new study from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania corroborates early evidence showing that cigarette smoking leads to longer healing times and an increased rate of post-operative complication and infection for patients sustaining fractures or traumatic injuries to their bone. [More]
Study shows decreased rate of post-surgical complications in non-smokers

Study shows decreased rate of post-surgical complications in non-smokers

Research has long shown the negative effects cigarette smoking has on cardiovascular health. But now, a new study from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania corroborates early evidence showing that cigarette smoking leads to longer healing times and an increased rate of post-operative complication and infection for patients sustaining fractures or traumatic injuries to their bone. [More]
UK’s health performance declining compared with 14 EU countries over past 20 years

UK’s health performance declining compared with 14 EU countries over past 20 years

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Hypermobile children at greater risk for joint pain as they get older

Hypermobile children at greater risk for joint pain as they get older

A prospective study by U.K. researchers found that adolescents who are double-jointed—medically termed joint hypermobility—are at greater risk for developing musculoskeletal pain as they get older, particularly in the shoulders, knees, ankles and feet. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that children with joint hypermobility are approximately twice as likely to develop pain at these joints. [More]
Fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany

Fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany

Researchers have determined that fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany. Results appearing in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that fibromyalgia is a spectrum disorder rather than a categorical illness. Additionally, a number of fibromyalgia cases in the general population satisfy proposed criteria for physical symptom disorder—the presence of one or more physical symptoms that impair function, which cannot be explained by another clinical or psychiatric illness. [More]
Leg press power best indicator of function after knee arthroplasty

Leg press power best indicator of function after knee arthroplasty

Leg press power is a better indicator of performance-based and self-reported functionality after total knee arthroplasty than knee extension strength, show study findings. [More]
Staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals shortlisted for more awards than any other trust in the country

Staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals shortlisted for more awards than any other trust in the country

Teams of staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have been recognised for their hard work by gaining more shortlisted entries in two high profile national award schemes than any other trust in the country. [More]
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