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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

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Long-distance running is bad for your knees: Truth or myth?

New research from Brigham Young University (BYU) exercise science professors has found that levels of pro-inflammatory molecules decrease in the knee joint after running. The finding challenges some of the

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Student prints 3D prosthetic hand for $15

Using just a 3D printer and with a budget of only $15, a physics undergraduate at Ithaca College in the USA has created a prosthetic hand that can be used

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Oxford scientists’ 3D human reveal how joint conditions have evolved

Interactive three-dimensional models of human joints, showing how common medical complaints have arisen and how we are likely to evolve in the future, have been created at Oxford University. Researchers

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Testosterone treatment improves bone density

Penn-led studies show benefits and risks of testosterone treatment in men over 65. It is commonly known that testosterone levels decrease as men age, but until last year, little was

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Men experience greater cognitive impairment and increased risk of death following hip surgery

In a study of hip fracture patients, men displayed greater levels of cognitive impairment within the first 22 days of fracture than women, and cognitive limitations increased the risk of

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Can subchondral bone thickness predict catastrophic injury?

This article by Christa Lesté-Lasserre was recently published on The Horse website, although it relates to the workings of a racing horse, the research is still interesting and the idea

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The key to regulating bone-building cells

The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic, as University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have identified two proteins found in bone marrow