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Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions.
Cold plasma could help bones heal faster, study shows

Cold plasma could help bones heal faster, study shows

Cold plasma looks like the glow from the "Star Wars" blue light saber but this beam of energy, made of electrons that change polarity at micro-second or nanosecond speeds, could help bones heal faster, according to a study published August 11th in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. [More]
New model of Williams syndrome may shed light on neurobiology of the human social brain

New model of Williams syndrome may shed light on neurobiology of the human social brain

In a study spanning molecular genetics, stem cells and the sciences of both brain and behavior, researchers at University of California San Diego, with colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and elsewhere, have created a neurodevelopmental model of a rare genetic disorder that may provide new insights into the underlying neurobiology of the human social brain. [More]
Researchers find causal link between senescent cells and age-related osteoarthritis

Researchers find causal link between senescent cells and age-related osteoarthritis

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have reported a causal link between senescent cells — cells that accumulate with age and contribute to frailty and disease — and osteoarthritis in mice. [More]
New knee and hip wear testing white paper released by Lucideon

New knee and hip wear testing white paper released by Lucideon

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, has published a new white paper titled ‘Hip and Knee Wear Testing – What The Standards Don’t Tell You’. [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]
HSS researchers launch new study to find if stem cell treatment could help people with knee arthritis

HSS researchers launch new study to find if stem cell treatment could help people with knee arthritis

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have launched a study to determine if a treatment using stem cells could help people with painful knee arthritis. [More]
Thread-based device could be sutured through tissues to gather real time diagnostic data

Thread-based device could be sutured through tissues to gather real time diagnostic data

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics - that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly in real time, according to a paper published online July 18 in Microsystems & Nanoengineering. [More]
High fat diet may accelerate cartilage repair

High fat diet may accelerate cartilage repair

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. [More]
HOI attends ICHOM conference to present international standards for measurement of orthopedic outcomes

HOI attends ICHOM conference to present international standards for measurement of orthopedic outcomes

Hoag Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the nation, recently attended The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement value-based health care conference in London as a sponsoring partner, to present the international standard set for the measurement of hip and knee osteoarthritis outcomes that matter most to patients. [More]
Scientists develop new way to resurface arthritic hip joint

Scientists develop new way to resurface arthritic hip joint

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. [More]
Scientists discover novel genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of femoral head

Scientists discover novel genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of femoral head

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head - the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. [More]
Researchers trace lineage of sarcoma back to pericyte

Researchers trace lineage of sarcoma back to pericyte

Scientists at Duke Health are part of a team that has discovered a type of cell surrounding blood vessels can also serve as a starting point for sarcoma, a form of cancer that occurs in bones and connective tissues. [More]
Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Joint aches and pains are among the most common complaints doctors hear. When it comes to the knees in particular, there are a few things you can do to prevent problems. [More]
Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system

Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. [More]

Scientists develop suitable test prosthetics for cyclists

Disabled cyclists will be among those competing at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in September 2016. Ensuring top performance calls for prosthetics of superior design, but tailoring them to handle the combination of movements cyclists make has always been a problem. [More]
Communication training for orthopedic surgery residents seeks to enhance interactions with older adults

Communication training for orthopedic surgery residents seeks to enhance interactions with older adults

A program to improve orthopedic surgery residents' communication skills with older adults is having a positive impact, according to a new study. [More]
New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patent

New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patent

Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and protected under a patent issued by Australia. [More]
Ways to prevent, treat knee and hip joint pain

Ways to prevent, treat knee and hip joint pain

In the past four weeks, more than one-third of people over the age of 55 in the United States have complained about hip or knee pain to their physician. In a lifetime, our hips and knees get a lot of use. There are various ways individuals can reduce the strain placed on their joints to maintain the health of their hips and knees. [More]
Late-term gestation may increase cognitive ability, physical disability risk in children

Late-term gestation may increase cognitive ability, physical disability risk in children

Researchers have found that spending a week longer in the womb may give babies a tiny leg up on cognitive ability. The trade-off, however, seems to be a slight increase in the chance of having a physical disability. [More]
VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress

VirtaMed introduces new hip arthroscopy simulator at EFORT Congress

Safe access training for portal placement, fluoroscopic imaging, diagnostic tours, and therapeutic cases, all wrapped in a combination of an extremely realistic anatomic model and a high-fidelity virtual reality environment. [More]
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