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.
  • 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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