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Increase in digestive disease-related death following joint replacement

A study of nearly 720,000 hip and knee replacement patients has shown that clinicians should be aware of a patient’s potential for post-operative complications relating to the digestive system as

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Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2017 – Get your FREE tickets today

Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2017 – Improving Outcomes Through Innovation 3 November 2017, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK   Orthopaedic consultants and industry experts will gather in Leeds in November for The

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No ‘weekend effect’ for the elderly suffering from broken hips in the NHS

New research has found NHS patients admitted to hospital at the weekend with a hip fracture are at no greater risk of death compared to weekdays. In fact, the risk

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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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Newly prescribed sleeping pills increase risk of hip fracture

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and ‘Z-drugs’ have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a

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Magnesium could prevent fractures

Bone fractures are one of the leading causes of disability and ill health especially among the aging population and this increases the burden on the healthcare system. It is well

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Specific long-term therapy may not prevent fractures in older women

Bisphosphonates are sometimes used to treat osteoporosis and these medications increase bone mineral density, which strengthens bones and is thought to make them less likely to fracture. Studies have shown that

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Insufficient sleep can lead to lower bone formation

Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognised risk factor for bone loss. Study investigators in the US found that

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Researchers develop a mouldable scaffold for bone

A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is developing a new mouldable scaffold that can be used to replace skull bone lost to injury, surgery or birth defect. The bioactive foam is

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Success in the 3D bioprinting of cartilage

A team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using 3D bioprinting. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in