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Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have a surgical option

The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work, as

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New study recommends alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

A study led by researchers at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and the University of Warwick has recommended an alternative method of pain relief for patients undergoing

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BOA strongly oposed to rationing of orthopaedic services

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) has released a statement strongly opposing arbitrary barriers being imposed to limit the number of patients receiving orthopaedic services. The statement reads: “The BOA is

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One minute of running per day associated with better bone health in women

A single minute of exercise each day is linked to better bone health in women, new research shows. Scientists from the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester found

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European Project BONE: Eliminating the need for repeat surgery

A European transnational consortium led by Maastricht University (UM) will spend the next four years developing innovative bone implants. These implants will become an alternative for repeat surgeries, prolonged medication

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Childhood obesity a major link to hip diseases

New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood. Significant hip deformities affect

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Scientists develop patch which could improve healing and reduce scarring

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new gel patch prototype that could speed up the healing of a skin wound while minimising scarring. The team unveiled the patch

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Cartilage degeneration algorithm predicts progression of osteoarthritis

A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The new algorithm could greatly facilitate

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Hip fracture can be deadly, Australian study shows

Hip fracture is a major public health problem, associated with high morbidity and mortality, and high costs to the healthcare system. With the aging of populations worldwide, the socioeconomic burden

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Largest ever genetic study marks likely osteoporosis treatment target

Scientists are honing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of the common age-related bone-thinning disease. Researchers from The University of Queensland and McGill