Orthopedics

Streamlined Surgery May Improve Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection, Study Finds

A one-stage surgical approach could be as effective in treating prosthetic joint infection (PJI) as the more common two-stage method, a recent British study found.


Study: Perioperative Counseling Boosts Function for Adolescents Undergoing Hip Preservation Surgery

Adolescents who received psychological education and counseling before and after hip preservation surgery (HPS) exhibited enhanced psychological and physical function, according to a recent study.


Orthopedic Spotlight

About half of U.S. adults have a musculoskeletal condition, creating well over $200 billion in lost wages and costs for care each year. In addition, many orthopedists face a staggering clinical and bureaucratic workload.


Modeling a More Efficient Hip Surgery

Preparing for surgery to correct a comparatively common hip condition among youths can be challenging, but researchers at the University of California, San Diego, may have found a solution: 3-D-printed models.


Laying the Foundation for New Approaches to Osteoporosis

Recent research published in Nature Medicine found a causal link between senescent cells and osteoporosis development. This finding adds to a growing body of research supporting the use of senolytic agents in treating multiple diseases of aging.


Orthopedic Overview

Data related to orthopedics present both challenges and opportunities with regard to treatment, prevention and availability of care.


Uncovering the Molecular Origins of Osteoarthritis

A causal relationship exists between senescent cells and osteoarthritis (OA) development, according to a recent study in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. That finding confirms what researchers have long suspected.


Rethinking Transfers of Pediatric Orthopedic Patients to Adult Care

Pediatric orthopedic providers treat some patients well into adulthood, and guidelines for transitioning those patients to adult care need revisiting, according to recent research in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.


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Bone Preservation across the Ages

Osteoporosis leads to a broken bone for approximately half of Caucasian and Asian women older than age 50 in the United States, though bone mass loss begins decades earlier.

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Landmark Study Alters Century-old Belief about Bone Fracture Healing

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have published study results revealing that fibrin isn’t essential for bone fracture healing, as previously thought. Rather, they discovered, its breakdown and clearance are vital to that process.