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Fractures in children can indicate abuse

Physical abuse in children often remains undetected. Atypical fractures may indicate such abuse. Everything that doctors should be particularly alert to and aware of in this setting is the subject

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Many diseases increase the risks following hip fracture surgery

Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery. A new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers found. 4.6

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Osteoporosis sufferers could be helped by Strathclyde research project

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have launched a clinical investigation which could eventually help millions of osteoporosis sufferers by harnessing pioneering ‘nanokicking’ technology – tiny vibrations to turn stem

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WWL support orthopaedics in Malawi

A team of 19 colleagues from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust has raised £8,500 to support orthopaedic patients and surgeons in Malawi. The team, made up of

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Protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

A novel “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery:

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Spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought

It is well known that the circuits in this part of our nervous system, which travel down the length of our spine, control seemingly simple things like the pain reflex

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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed

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Could a sedentary lifestyle help to beat osteoporosis?

The effects on osteoporosis of prolonged periods of sitting – and the potential impact of less sedentary behaviour – are being explored in research led at the University of Strathclyde.

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Network of proteins influences the advancement of osteoarthritis

A network of carbohydrate binding proteins – so-called galectins – plays an important role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis. A research group at the MedUni Vienna was able

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Zimmer Biomet and Apple collaborate to launch a major clinical study on the patient journey

Zimmer Biomet Holdings is working with Apple by using Apple Watch and iPhone to change the patient journey for two of the most common surgeries – knee and hip replacement. This collaboration has yielded Zimmer Biomet