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Genes play a role in common knee injury

It has long been known that the choice of shoe, surface and type of sport can all be contributing factors when someone suffers an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Researchers at

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Exercise may protect bone health after weight loss surgery

Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, it can be detrimental to bone health. A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests

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Popular weight-loss surgery in teenagers weakens bones

“Childhood obesity is a major public health issue that has increased over the last 10 years,” said lead investigator Miriam Bredella, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston,

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High risk of serious complications during knee replacement when a tourniquet is used

The risk of developing serious complications following a knee replacement could be up to 73 per cent higher when a tourniquet is used, compared to surgery without a tourniquet. Serious

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Can we make bones heal faster?

A new paper in Science Advances describes for the first time how minerals come together at the molecular level to form bones and other hard tissues, like teeth and enamel. The University

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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre recognised for EMR practices

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) in Oxford has been recognised for its use of an electronic medical record to improve joined up care. The centre has recently achieved Stage 6

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Obesity increases the risk of early hip fracture in postmenopausal women

Obese women have an increased risk of hip fracture earlier than others, already well before the age of 70, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The

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Medical students taken on virtual ward visits

Students at Queen Mary University of London have been virtually transported into a surgical ward to follow their lecturer on his ward rounds. The third year medical students sat in

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New Research Roadmap sets a course towards a cure for osteoporosis

The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) has recently launched a new Research Roadmap for leading clinicians and academics to develop better treatment methods and work towards a cure for osteoporosis.  The publication

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Football players’ head injury risk could be reduced with simple adjustments to the ball

Up to 22 per cent of football injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce risk of injury,