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1-4 September 2020, EFSHT Virtual Congress 2020; Online

EFSHT Congress Presidents Vera Beckmann-Fries and Marianne von Haller are excited to announce that they are preparing a web-based congress for the same dates (1-4 September 2020) during which the


Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia

A recent study found that nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) such as alendronate, which are widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, are linked with lower risks of pneumonia and of dying from


Understanding how bone-dissolving cells are generated

Chronic bone and joint diseases, such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis, affect millions of people worldwide, particularly the elderly, degrading their quality of life. An important factor in both of


Thuasne launches ActionReliever; first arthritis knee brace available prescribed by GPs

Thuasne – the global medical device manufacturer which has become recognised for its innovative solutions in medicine and digital technology – has announced the launch of the Thuasne ActionReliever; it


Scientists develop self-healing bone cement

Material scientists at the University of Jena have developed a bone replacement based on calcium phosphate cement and reinforced with carbon fibers. The fibers increase damage tolerance and ensure that


The far-reaching effects of COVID-19 in all areas of the healthcare system

Chad Stephens is the President and Managing Partner of Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine in Texas, USA. As a musculoskeletal expert, his unique training with fellowships in sports medicine


16-19 November 2020, Medica 2020; Düsseldorf

8th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE broaches themes that quite literally have their finger on the nation’s pulse COVID-19, sports and data – the average German’s heart beats 61 times


People with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures, new research led by the University of Sheffield has found. The research, conducted in collaboration with scientists from Sutter Health,


3D X-ray techniques reveals secrets from inside bones

An international research team has used new X-ray techniques to describe how the architecture of healthy human bones is built up. The team has uncovered a hitherto unknown structure in


Primitive stem cells point to new bone grafts for stubborn-to-heal fractures

Although most broken bones can be mended with a firm cast and a generous measure of tender loving care, more complicated fractures require treatments like bone grafting. Researchers at Texas