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.
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    Federal regulators have asked an advisory panel whether human trials on a class of experimental pain medications designed to treat osteoarthritis and chronic back pain should resume after it was temporarily halted in 2010 after the drugs were reportedly causing bone decay and joint deterioration.
  • The mandible is removed and the custom implant is almost in the right position.
    A group of medical researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands successfully replaced the jaw of an 83-year-old woman with a 3-D printer-created lower jaw in what doctors had said was the first...
  • Team members posed with components of the Raven II surgical robotic systems developed in the Bionics Lab at the Baskin School of Engineering
    A set of seven advanced robotic surgery systems designed for medical research laboratories have been completed by experts at University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of Washington.
  • Researchers have found that an increased number of abdominal gunshot and stab wounds are being treated without the need for unnecessary operations.
  • New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez throws during a light workout as he rehabilitates from knee surgery at the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Florida August 4, 2011.
    The New York Yankees have confirmed an earlier report from the New York Post that third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently traveled to Germany to receive an experimental therapy called Orthokine on his right knee "with the blessing of the Yankees and MLB."
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    A study released by Columbia University on Thursday compares the pay of primary care physicians in six different countries, finding that the United States tops the list.
  • Warrior
    The lead actors of the sports drama "Warrior" which debuts in theaters Friday, suffered serious injuries during the filming of the movie including broken bones, the movie's director said.
  • Generally healthy patients who undergo total hip replacement (THR) can be fast tracked to be discharged in two days compared with the standard three to six days, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study could help cut down on hospital-acquired infections, reduce hospital costs and improve patient satisfaction.
  • Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty at hospitals with lower surgical volume had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure. The complications following joint replacement surgery at low-volume sites may be reduced by modifying systems and procedures used before and after surgery according to the findings published today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
  • The way that clinicians report outcomes of surgery for a traumatic nerve injury involving the arm is not standardized, and it is thus difficult to compare the efficacy of different surgical treatments, according to a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York.
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were introduced in this country in the 1970s. Currently, there are approximately 9.5 million ATVs in use and more than 150,000 reported ATV-related injuries in this country annually. The rapid rise in ATV-related injuries is due to increased use and also to the production of larger, faster, and more powerful vehicles, according to a review article that was recently published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).
  • 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.
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