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Toxic fears for more than 50,000 UK residents with metal-on-metal hip replacements

More than 50,000 patients with ‘metal-on-metal’ hips are being told to undergo X-rays and blood tests after watchdogs found they are far more toxic than was thought. Every person fitted

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Women more sensitive than men to metal used in joint replacement

Among patients with unexplained pain after undergoing total joint replacement with metal-containing components, women are more likely than men to test positive for metal sensitisation, according to a report by

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Experts at EFORT call for better medical training for treatment after terror attacks

Following terror attacks in Paris, Brussels, Manchester, Berlin and, most recently, London, experts at this year’s EFORT Congress in Vienna were clear about the ramifications that global terrorism has for

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Early epigenetic switches associated with childhood bone health

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new University of Southampton study has shown. Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and the Institute

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Snap happy doctors warned by MDU about dangers of image sharing

Doctors who share clinical information over file sharing apps and websites may be breaching their ethical obligations, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned. The UK’s leading medical defence organisation

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Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before total joint replacement

A new study from America has found that obese patients who underwent knee or hip replacement surgery reported virtually the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight joint replacement

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Effective protection against hip fracture during cortisone treatment

There is effective protection against hip fracture for the many elderly people whose skeleton is declining in strength, as a side effect of cortisone treatment. If patients receive the osteoporosis

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Football boosts bone development in boys

Playing football can improve bone development in adolescent boys, new research shows. In a study comparing adolescent football players to swimmers, cyclists and a control group of boys not involved

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3D printed implants can improve integration of amputee prosthetic devices with bone

A new study evaluated two additive manufacturing methods for producing either fine or coarse textured titanium implants and compared the strength of bone integration, interlocking, and torque in rats given

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World first self-donning system for surgical gowns

In the health care setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that health care personnel can don without the need for any assistance. Also, in the