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Thin and brittle bones strongly linked to women’s heart disease risk

Thin and brittle bones are strongly linked to women’s heart disease risk, with thinning of the lower (lumbar) spine, top of the thigh bone (femoral neck), and hip especially predictive


One bone fracture increases risk for subsequent breaks in postmenopausal women

Current guidelines for managing osteoporosis specifically call out hip or spine fractures for increasing the risk for subsequent bone breaks. But a new UCLA-led study suggests that fractures in the


Study reveals the three most important aspects of care for hip fractures

Older patients with hip fractures recover better if they receive treatment under the supervision of both a surgeon and a specialist in elderly care; are checked to avoid future falls;


Royal Orthopaedic Hospital starts utilising digital form system

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH) has started using electronic forms to help ease the burden on administrative staff. The trust is using a NDL’s FX platform to


How coronavirus has affected the orthopaedic market

The corona virus had a huge impact on every industry worldwide in 2020. Last year saw a big transition for big and small corporations, as they struggled to stay afloat


Makevale wins Queens Award for innovation in chemical polymers to repair bones and advance orthopaedic surgery

Makevale has been awarded the highly coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation, one of the most prestigious business awards in the United Kingdom. The award has been given for Makevale’s development


Whether or not an injury requires surgery is not always a cut and dry question

Derek Ochiai, MD, fAAOS is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon in Arlington, VA. He practices at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Clinic. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine and he is


The impact of COVID-19: A case study

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out advances, people, governments and industries are contemplating and planning for the long journey back to normality. Like all others in the medical field, the orthopaedic


Surgeon in focus – Professor Roger van Riet

Professor Roger van Riet is a world-renowned elbow surgeon. He is a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery of the elbow and has treated elbow injuries in many international athletes, including Olympic