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New mechanism activates bone-building cells

The number of osteoporosis medications that promote bone-building cells are few compared to those that suppress bone resorption. A research group led by Kumamoto University scientists has discovered that the

NEWS

New sensor could help doctors monitor patient progress from a distance

A self-powered sensor developed at the University of Waterloo in Canada could allow doctors to remotely monitor the recovery of surgical patients. The small, tube-like device, pictured, is designed to

NEWS

First positive results of biodegradable implant tests have been announced

Russian scientists have successfully tested biodegradable tibia implants with bioactive coatings out of polylactic acid and calcium phosphate, which might shorten the treatment period by two to four times compared

ARTICLES

RescueSleeve® from LINK permanently stabilises interprosthetic fractures

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Interprosthetic fractures can be successfully and permanently stabilised with special prostheses such as the RescueSleeve from LINK – as confirmed by studies [1-5]. Effective stabilisation is also achieved

EVENTS FEBRUARY 2019

21-22 February 2019, Glasgow emergency trauma surgery and trauma symposium; Glasgow

Since its inaugural launch in February 2014 GESTS has developed a growing following and international reputation. This two-day symposium brings together a range of nationally and internationally renowned expertise and

EVENTS JANUARY 2019

12 January 2019, British Orthopaedic Association instructional course; Manchester

The 2019 BOA Instructional Course will take place on Saturday 12th January at the Macdonald Hotel Manchester. This one day programme will run in two parallel streams and provide curriculum driven clinical

EVENTS JANUARY 2019

10 January 2019, Principles of casting for orthopaedic trainees 2019; Glasgow

Taught by experienced clinicians and plaster technicians, this course will provide you with skills for upper and lower body casting. With a maximum of 20 participants and a high delegate

DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS

5 December 2018, The Annual BOSTAA Conference; London

Following the overwhelming success of our inaugural conference, BOSTAA are pleased to announce our second conference. The topic this time will be on joint instability.   Why attend? The objectives

DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS

2-4 December 2018, Osteoporosis Conference 2018; Birmingham

Osteoporosis 2018 is the only event in the UK that you need to be at if you work in bone health. Come together with hundreds of health professionals and world-leading

DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS

3 December 2018, Basic Orthopaedic Procedural Skills; Glasgow

By attending this Basic Orthopaedic Procedural Skills course you will learn the principles of skin suturing, plastering, digital nerve blocks, joint aspiration, emergency fracture treatment and spinal immobilisation. This course