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Obesity turning arthritic joint cells into pro-inflammation ‘bad apples’

Being overweight may be physically changing the environment within people’s joints, as new research suggests that obesity is promoting pro-inflammatory conditions which worsen arthritis. In a new study published in


Hip muscle exercises could help amputees improve functional mobility

Strengthening hip muscles could be key to improve mobility in people with a below-the-knee amputation, new research has shown. Amputation presents significant mobility challenges to millions of people worldwide. Studies


Customised knee implants within hours – thanks to AI

Total knee replacement (TKR) is the most effective treatment to relief pain and restore normal function in a diseased knee joint. VOLMO LTD(UK) in partnership with the University of Birmingham


Generative design offers solution to patient-specific knee implants

An advanced design technique, used to develop components for aerospace and automotive industries, has been harnessed in the production of bespoke medical devices. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, working


Specific cell population plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the pain patients feel

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have led a study which has identified a new specific population of cells that plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on


Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

A study led by University of Birmingham and Edinburgh experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest scientific collaboration – involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries. The


Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population – potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a


Covid positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk


Study looks at getting into shape pre-surgery to aid recovery for older patients

Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests. A study published by


Orthopaedic procedures among most cancelled due to Covid-19

More than 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with orthopaedic procedures likely to be among the hardest hit, according