Bone Health

Bone Health
Orthopedics specializes in diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. It is a main branch of surgery.
  • Artificial joint replacements can drastically change a patient's quality of life. Painful, arthritic knees, shoulders and hips can be replaced with state-of-the-art metal or ceramic implants, eliminating pain and giving a person a new lease on life.
  • According to a new study, popular video game devices such as the Nintendo Wii can cause sprains, shoulder and ankle injuries.
  • Interactive gaming devices can cause a broad range of injuries, from abrasions and sprains to shoulder, ankle and foot injuries, according to research presented Monday, Oct. 4, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco.
  • Home-based exercises followed by voluntary home training seem to be associated with long-term effects on balance and gait (manner of walking), and may help protect high-risk, elderly women from hip fractures, according to a report in the September 27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
  • A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments among children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19 from 1997 to 2007. According to the study, more than 4 million basketball-related injuries were treated in emergency departments during the 11-year study. While the number of injuries decreased 22 percent over the course of the study, the average number of injuries per year (375,350) remained high.
  • In children with wrist fractures, a splint is as effective as a cast and provides greater comfort and easier hygiene, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100119.pdf.
  • While our feet and legs are the most used body part but it is also the most neglected. The result is foot problems which may not be major health hazards but can be painful and embarrassing.
  • Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces FDA approval to market the TITAN™ Modular Total Shoulder System. This newly designed system redefines modularity by providing multiple surgical solutions for shoulder arthroplasty with one implant system.
  • A new study has suggested that vertebroplasty can provide relief from pain to some patients and contradicted a similar research conducted last year that found the procedure of compressing vertebrae to be a sham.
  • Medtronic's experimental spine implant was recommended for approval by the FDA advisory panel with a 6-5 vote that benefits of the Amplify device outweigh risks. Three panelists abstained.
  • An ultra-low-molecular-weight heparin called semuloparin has been found to reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism in orthopedic surgery patients in a large clinical program being lead by a steering committee chaired by McMaster University professor Dr. Alexander Turpie.
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