The NIH Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures program will identify chronic pain biomarkers, helping physicians predict which patients will develop chronic pain.
Vertebral body tethering (VBT), a surgical alternative to spinal fusion for patients with severe scoliosis, is not in widespread use, but research shows it could help certain populations, young athletes in particular. Still, there are drawbacks.
For some patients with degenerative bone disorders, the human monoclonal antibody denosumab can reduce BMD loss and the risk for fractures. Ongoing research is revealing the advantages and risks.
A new study finds that decreases in two osteoporosis risk factors — smoking and heavy alcohol use — help account for a steady drop in hip fracture rates in the U.S. over 40 years.
Successful arthroscopic shoulder instability repair requires a carefully devised surgical plan focused on several technical aspects of the procedure, according to one expert.
Research was just given a convenience update. If you are an orthopedic specialist who regularly checks in with orthobullets.com — a free, online learning and collaborative physician resource — you can now enjoy its key take-home messages using the Orthobullets app....
The notion that high BMI is protective against fracture is widely held among researchers and clinicians, but a retrospective study out of Rush University Medical Center offers a more nuanced view, finding that sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of sustaining a fracture in individuals with severe obesity.
Many people are receiving total knee replacements too early or too late, study shows.
Alzheimer’s disease, irritable bowel disease and osteoarthritis place a heavy burden on patients, caregivers and the healthcare system.
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