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PRP treatment aids healing of elbow injuries say researchers

As elbow injuries continue to rise, especially in pitchers, procedures to help treat and get players back in the game quickly have been difficult to come by. However, a newer

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Monitoring spinal cord during surgery may help prevent paralysis

The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of

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New cases of rare genetic bone disorder identified

Scientists at the University of Liverpool, have shown a rare genetic disease, that causes crippling osteoarthritis in the spine and major joints, is far more prevalent worldwide than previously thought.

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Treatment for hip conditions should not rest solely on MRI scans

When it comes to treating people with hip pain, physicians should not replace clinical observation with the use of magnetic resonance images (MRI), according to research being presented at the

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Building bone from cartilage

A study presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2012 Annual Meeting offers new hope for those who sustain fractures which don’t heal or lose bone that isn’t successfully grafted.

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Awards recognise orthopaedic research

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) presented research awards to scientists who are helping to close the gap between basic research and patient treatment

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High doses of ‘load’ slows loss of bone in spinal cord injury

At the end of a three-year study, participant’s thighbones that received either a low dose of load or no load had a density that was almost 40 percent lower than

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New potential target for rheumatoid arthritis

Newcastle University scientists, in work funded by Arthritis Research UK, have discovered a new way of potentially treating rheumatoid arthritis. This works by preventing damaging white blood cells cells from

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Vitamin D intake may be associated with lower stress fracture risk in girls

Vitamin D may be associated with a lower risk of developing stress fractures in preadolescent and adolescent girls, especially among those very active in high-impact activities, according to a report

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Trial of implantable device shows promise in treating osteoporosis

MIT researchers and scientists reported that they have successfully used an implanted chip to administer daily doses of an osteoporosis drug normally given by injection. The results, published in an