Screening for osteoporosis could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen. A new study in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those at risk of hip fracture. The research, which involved more than 12,000 older women, found that screening through GP practices allowed patients to be targeted for treatment -- leading to a 28 percent reduction in hip fractures over five years.
Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a Loyola Medicine study has found.
A new study led by SBP describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury. The findings, published in Cell Stem Cell, have important implications for the normal wear and tear of aging.
Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the Dec. 6, 2017, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE today.
Motion-based lab technology can help physical therapists, clinicians and athletic trainers analyze how we move -- it also is very expensive. Some motion labs can cost upward of $100,000. Now, a team of University of Missouri researchers is finding that the depth camera often associated with video game systems can provide a variety of health care providers with objective information to improve patient care.
Concussions are common injuries among contact sport athletes. While most athletes experience full recovery within a few weeks and can return to their sport, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, female athletes tend to experience a higher concussion injury rate than male athletes.
Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in the UK are in favor of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Incidental durotomy -- small tears of the outer membrane of the spinal cord -- are a common occurrence in spinal surgery, and may lead to litigation. Most malpractice cases associated with dural tear end in a ruling in favor of the surgeon, reports a study in the journal Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer.
More than 70 percent of senior drivers experience muscle and bone conditions that impact their driving. Inexpensive features like steering wheel covers help lessen the impact of these conditions, yet 90 percent of senior drivers do not make simple adjustments to their vehicle that can reduce crash risk. Crash prevention is critical since drivers 65+ are more than twice as likely as younger drivers to be killed when involved in a crash due to fragility.