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Mechanical stress affects normal bone development

Researchers at Okayama University show how mechanical stress at very early stages of bone development alters expression pattern of the non-collagenous matrix responsible for biological property of the bone. The


Smart knee implants may soon be a reality

Smart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research conducted by a team at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Knee replacement surgery is the most common


EBJIS: From basic science to clinical practice

Preview: The importance of translation science in the development of concepts on infection prevention and treatment The European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) meeting will take place in Antwerp,


Global hip and knee replacement market set to be worth $20.4bn by 2028

The hip and knee replacement markets are worth approximately 25 per cent of the global orthopaedics market, growing steadily at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 2.6 per cent between


Book review: Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo

Author: Ian Harris, an experienced and practicing orthopaedic surgeon Publisher: New South Publishing Year: 2016 What if many of the commonly performed surgeries were no better than placebo and surgeons performing them


Orthopaedics in austere environments

The World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC) UK 6th annual conference will take place on 8 June 2019, at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC) UK


BOAST Guidelines for management of ankle fractures

The British Orthopaedic Association Standards for Trauma (BOASTs) sets out guidelines for best practice of specific injuries. The guidelines for management of ankle fractures were introduced in August 2016. Similar


Congress focuses on the importance of registries and the impact on practice

President of EFORT Ass. Prof. Dr Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen welcomes delegates to the 20th EFORT annual congress 2019, taking place from 5-7 June 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal The most important aim


Look beyond orthopaedics to gear up for the 2020s and beyond

Technologies making headway in other sectors can unlock improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness and patient satisfaction of orthopaedic surgery. But a collaborative approach is needed, and we have to act


Many people are underestimating the impact of sprains

Thousands of people are increasing their risk of chronic ankle problems by underestimating the impact of sprains, according to foot scientists. Podiatrists at the University of Salford say sprains, picked