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Workload linked with an increased risk of knee osteoarthritis

Men and women working in heavy manual occupations are twice as likely to suffer from knee osteoarthritis (OA), the most common joint disorder, compared to those in sedentary occupations according

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New molecule repairs cartilage and relieves symptoms of osteoarthritis

A newly discovered molecule has been found to provide long-lasting regeneration of bone and cartilage defects, as well as symptom relief, and could potentially play a role in treating osteoarthritis,

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BMJ Best Practice made free to access for NHS staff

A clinical decision-making support tool from the BMJ is now free to use for all NHS staff. All staff in England can now access BMJ Best Practice, a point of

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Hip fracture risk linked to nanoscale bone inflexibility

New research has highlighted a preventative treatment gap in patients prone to bone fractures who are otherwise healthy.   The study led by Imperial College London found that flexibility, as well

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Patients with comorbidities and from deprived areas have worse outcomes if admitted for emergency general surgery

Such patients are more likely to die in hospital and stay in hospital longer and are less likely to be discharged directly to home Greater levels of comorbidity and, to

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Increased high intensity physical activity in early adolescence could lead to stronger bones in adulthood and help prevent osteoporosis in later life

High intensity physical activity in early life might help maximise peak hip strength and prevent osteoporosis in later life, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open from researchers

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New approach to treating osteoarthritis advances

Injections of a natural ‘energy’ molecule prompted regrowth of almost half of the cartilage lost with osteoarthritis and aging in knees, a new study in rodents shows. The study results

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FMI revises orthopaedic braces and support market outlook

A latest revised market intelligence report from Future Market Insights (FMI) on global orthopaedic braces market projects growth to 6.1 per cent CAGR through 2030. This revised projection considers the

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Simple test helps to predict and prevent falls

The “enhanced paper grip test” validated by researchers from the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CBRT) at Staffordshire University involves pulling a small card from underneath the participant’s foot

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Ibuprofen does not hinder bone fracture healing in children

Doctors have traditionally avoided prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen to patients with fractures. This belief is based on basic science research that supports delayed bone healing in