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New material regrows bone and could treat patients with injuries to the skull

A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse’s skull by regrowing “quality bone,” a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to


Specialist nurse elected president of AfPP

A Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital specialist nurse has been appointed president of a national organisation working to enhance skills and knowledge within operating theatre departments. Adrian Jones, pictured, an


Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

A study from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and


96% of patients return to running within nine months of arthroscopic surgery

Ninety-six per cent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery, according to research


Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women’s risk of knee osteoarthritis

A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men. This relationship was confounded by BMI,


24–26 August 2017 – 6th Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress; Malmo, Sweden

Message from the president:   Dear Colleagues, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, FFN invites you to join the 6th FFN Global Congress 2017 in Malmö, Sweden from 24–26 August 2017. The


Lazy teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver


Joint-preserving options for eccentric ankle osteoarthritis

Supramalleolar osteotomy is an increasingly popular joint-preserving option for treatment of mild-to-moderate arthritis with deformity. Mohammad El Sayad, Prasad Karpe, P. Raju and Rajiv Limaye review the literature available and


Should we repair rotator cuff tears – and if so, why, when and how?

Lennard Funk and Puneet Monga discuss the management and treatment of rotator cuff tears   Rotator cuff disease is very common. There is as much enthusiastic discussion and debate on


BOOK REVIEW – Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma

Firas Arnaout reviews Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma Authors: Gavin Bowden, Martin McNally, Simon Thomas & Alexander Gibson Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Flexicover, 656 pages ISBN: 978-0-19856958-9 The