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New research seeks to find most effective medication for preventing life-threatening clots

New research seeks to find most effective medication for preventing life-threatening clots

Every year in the United States, thousands of high-risk fracture patients who have been admitted to trauma centers will suffer life-threatening blood clots related to the fracture. In rare cases these clots can even travel to the lungs, where they can cause sudden death. [More]
New NJR report highlights that patient factors can have major impact on revision of hip replacements

New NJR report highlights that patient factors can have major impact on revision of hip replacements

Younger joint replacement patients, who are likely to be more active, may put more strain on their implants and increase the risk of revision, a new report published today (Tuesday 13 September 2016) has said. [More]
Researchers identify how ionising radiation can cause cancer by damaging DNA

Researchers identify how ionising radiation can cause cancer by damaging DNA

For the first time, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionising radiation. [More]
X-rays can be effective diagnostic tool for screening knee pain in patients older than 40

X-rays can be effective diagnostic tool for screening knee pain in patients older than 40

Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly 1 in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis--a progressive "wear and tear" disease of the joints. [More]
Prevention programs can decrease risk of ankle injuries in soccer players

Prevention programs can decrease risk of ankle injuries in soccer players

Prevention programs are effective at reducing the risk of ankle injuries by 40 percent in soccer players, according to a new study appearing in today's issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. [More]
Researchers discover risk factors that contribute to fracture nonunion in adults

Researchers discover risk factors that contribute to fracture nonunion in adults

Dr. Robert Zura, the Robert D'Ambrosia Professor and Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team that identified risk factors which may help orthopaedic surgeons better predict a serious complication of bone fractures. [More]
BetterYou’s oral vitamin D sprays win gold and bronze at Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards by Mummii

BetterYou’s oral vitamin D sprays win gold and bronze at Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards by Mummii

An innovative way of boosting the vitamin D levels of expectant mums and infants has been honoured by one of the parenting industries most prestigious award schemes. [More]
New biomaterial allows scientists to study how stem cells sense stiffness of surrounding environment

New biomaterial allows scientists to study how stem cells sense stiffness of surrounding environment

A new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment, found a team led by Robert Mauck, PhD, the Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research in Orthopaedic Surgery, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Tendon transfer for quadriplegics greatly underused, article reveals

Tendon transfer for quadriplegics greatly underused, article reveals

A surgery for quadriplegics called tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to an article in the journal Hand Clinics by Loyola Medicine hand surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, FAAOS. [More]
Trauma Innovation unites healthcare professionals across Europe to discuss future of patient care

Trauma Innovation unites healthcare professionals across Europe to discuss future of patient care

Across the globe, the threat level for international terrorism is high. The unpredictable timings and locations of the recent atrocities in Belgium, France and Germany have highlighted how important it is for medical professionals to be prepared for mass casualty incidents. [More]
Study shows universal health insurance may mitigate surgical disparities for African Americans

Study shows universal health insurance may mitigate surgical disparities for African Americans

A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital utilized claims data from more than 630,000 patients living in the state of California and found no significant differences in post-operative complications or mortality between African American patients and White patients who were treated in a universally insured military health system. [More]
Educated, committed and empowered health care team recommended for surgical safety

Educated, committed and empowered health care team recommended for surgical safety

Patient safety before, during, and after surgery requires an appropriately educated, committed and empowered health care team, according to recommendations being presented today at the inaugural National Surgical Patient Safety Summit. [More]
New study compares sexual experiences linked to alcohol and marijuana use

New study compares sexual experiences linked to alcohol and marijuana use

A new study, published in Archives of Sexual Behavior by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, compared self-reported sexual experiences related to use of alcohol and marijuana. [More]
Proper technique, training can prevent shoulder injuries in elite and competitive swimmers

Proper technique, training can prevent shoulder injuries in elite and competitive swimmers

Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly--swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times--which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. [More]
Some WADA-banned substances may have potential medical applications

Some WADA-banned substances may have potential medical applications

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. [More]
Experts offer safety tips to prevent shoulder injuries when playing summer sports

Experts offer safety tips to prevent shoulder injuries when playing summer sports

Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months—swimming, golfing and volleyball being some of the common ones. [More]
AOFAS volunteers travel to Vietnam for treating people with lower extremity deformities

AOFAS volunteers travel to Vietnam for treating people with lower extremity deformities

Volunteers from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society returned to Vietnam this year to provide corrective surgery for children and adults with lower extremity deformities and disabilities. [More]
FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

It's the most common reason people go to their doctors - back pain. According to the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain some time in their lives. [More]
Exercise therapy could be effective alternative for treating meniscus injuries

Exercise therapy could be effective alternative for treating meniscus injuries

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society [More]
Study finds older adults who sustain wrist fractures more likely to have poor balance

Study finds older adults who sustain wrist fractures more likely to have poor balance

Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. [More]
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