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New material regrows bone and could treat patients with injuries to the skull

A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse’s skull by regrowing “quality bone,” a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to

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Specialist nurse elected president of AfPP

A Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital specialist nurse has been appointed president of a national organisation working to enhance skills and knowledge within operating theatre departments. Adrian Jones, pictured, an

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Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

A study from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and

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96% of patients return to running within nine months of arthroscopic surgery

Ninety-six per cent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery, according to research

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Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women’s risk of knee osteoarthritis

A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men. This relationship was confounded by BMI,

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Lazy teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver

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Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on walking

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High cholesterol levels linked with rotator cuff surgery failure

Patients with high cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the

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Hip fractures have short- and long-term effects on the elderly

A new analysis of a number of studies indicates that elderly men and women aged 60 years and older who have experienced a hip fracture are at increased risk of

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Cells from pregnant women could prevent fractures for millions with fragile bones

Injecting cells from pregnant women could have a life-changing effect on millions who are living with osteoporosis and brittle bone disease according to researchers at the UCL GOS Institute of