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.
One reason that it's so difficult to deliver large protein drugs orally is that these drugs can't pass through the mucus barrier that lines the digestive tract.
Even the best-laid plans often go awry, and adapting to changing circumstances on the fly can lead to unanticipated results.
University of Central Florida material sciences engineers Melanie Coathup and Sudipta Seal have designed a cerium oxide nanoparticle -; an artificial enzyme -; that protects bones against damage from radiation.
A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at UC San Diego has received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to create a novel system to study and inform the treatment of chronic low back pain.
A new study by HSS Research Institute scientists identifies a mechanism by which SARS-CoV-2 induces the inflammatory response in COVID-19 patient lungs, so-called "cytokine storm", that can lead to lasting tissue damage and poor patient outcomes.
A multidisciplinary effort to improve care for older patients who arrive at the emergency room with a hip fracture has decreased the time before they have surgery, shortened hospital stays, and resulted in better follow-up care, UT Southwestern physicians reported in Geriatric Nursing.
To increase diversity in the field of orthopedic medicine, the Naval STEM Coordination Office (NSCO) recently sponsored the four-week E. Anthony Rankin Orthopaedic Surgery Internship, held earlier this summer.
The knee meniscus is an important tissue that protects the joint; if the meniscus is damaged-;by sports injury or aging–it often does not heal on its own.
Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center cardiac surgeon Yuriy Dudiy, M.D. became the second in the world to successfully implant the Impella Bridge-to-Recovery (BTR)™ heart pump for the technology's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) early feasibility study (EFS) investigational device exemption (IDE).
Researchers have discovered that the manner of walking, or gait, of Japanese children develops differently from that of children in other countries.
Orthopedic surgeons at NHS Golden Jubilee have performed the first meniscal transplant on a patient in Scotland.
NYU Langone Health is the top hospital in New York State and No. 3 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll released today.
For decades, the treatment for a young child with a broken femur has been the same: a surgically placed spica cast, commonly known as a body cast. But now, thanks to a new study led by Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the days of casting these injuries may soon be over.
A comparison of matched patient cases involving ACL repair with ACL reconstruction found that patients who undergo ACL repair have better outcomes than those who have ACL reconstruction, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting.
Young patients undergoing hip surgery who have a shallower hip bone socket are at risk for a repeat operation, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting.
Lindley B. Wall, MD, a professor of orthopedic surgery and a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's hand and microsurgery service, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Reconstruction surgery may not work for some people with severe brachial plexus injuries, so they choose to undergo amputation.
NYU Langone Health continues to broaden access to high-quality primary and specialty care with recent expansions on Long Island and in Brooklyn and southeast Florida.
On January 1, 2021, the federal government began requiring U.S. hospitals to maintain clear, accessible online price lists for 300 common services.
People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston.