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Survival data on hip and knee replacements from 6 countries over 25 years

After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, generalisable survival data is now available for the first time to...

Strong painkillers increase the risk of hip fracture among Alzheimer's patients

People using strong painkillers, opioids, have twice the risk of hip fracture compared to non-opioid users, a study from the University of Eastern Finland...

Meta-analysis of non-surgical treatments for tennis elbow

The largest meta-analysis to date found that none of 11 non-surgical treatment options for "tennis elbow" performed better than placebo in addressing patients' pain...

Why knee joint injury leads to osteoarthritis

A study from the University of Eastern Finland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology hows that articular cartilage degenerates specifically around injury areas when the fluid...

Steroid injection or wrist splint for first-time carpal tunnel syndrome?

A study in The Lancet reports the results of a randomised trial done in 25 UK primary care centres, which compared a single steroid...

Following elective hip surgery, patients report new health problems

Up to two years following elective, arthroscopic hip surgery, a substantial proportion of US military patients reported troubling new health issues ranging from sleep...

Smart seat cushion to prevent pressure sores

The University of Texas at Arlington has patented a smart seat cushion that uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help...

One-third of over 40s has degenerative disc disease and spinal osteoarthritis

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Ageing Research, and Boston Medical Centre have reported that one-third of people 40-59 years have image-based evidence of...

Partial knee replacement often better and cheaper alternative

A large University of Oxford study found that many more patients could be given a partial knee replacement instead of a total knee replacement,...

Negative impact of bariatric surgery on bone health — review

A review examines the negative impacts of weight loss surgery on bone health. The review of published studies notes that weight loss surgery can...

The high costs of lower back pain

Researchers into treatments for lower back pain, in an article in The Lancet, detail the overuse of inappropriate treatments such as common pain-killers including...

Hip replacement associated with increased life expectancy

Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy, compared to people of similar age and...

Screening could prevent 25% of hip fractures

Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research led by the...

Successfully using surgical screws from donated human bone

Biomechanics from TU Graz, are developing surgical screws from donated human bone material for foot and jaw surgery together with surgebright, a start-up from...

New treatment improves bone density in osteoporosis

A new treatment for osteoporosis provides major improvements in bone density and more effective protection against fractures than the current standard treatment. These are...

Military-issue footwear causing musculoskeletal injuries

Drilling in the wrong footwear is causing musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries, resulting in troops being invalided out, according to a small UK study. Marching around a...

SCR surgical technique allows athletes to return to sports

The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs...

Minutes of daily running link with better bone health in women

Accumulating just one to two minutes a day of high-intensity weight-bearing physical exercise is associated with better bone health in women, found a University of...

Same pain relief for both the obese and normal weight after joint replacement

A University of Massachusetts Medical School study finds that obese patients who underwent knee or hip replacement surgery reported virtually the same pain relief...

Drug tx to prevent hip fractures not viable

Drug treatment to prevent hip fracture is neither viable nor cost effective, with current strategy inefficient and associated with considerable harms, an international team of researchers found.

Osteoporosis link to sudden hearing loss

People with osteoporosis may be almost twice as likely to develop sudden hearing loss.