Orthopaedics
Why some dental implants work and others don’t

Why some dental implants work and others don’t

Toronto: A body of research from McGill led-teams indicates that in order to raise the odds that dental implants will attach properly, there are clear benefits to taking certain common medications and avoiding others. more

New technology switches on cell’s bone repairing ability

New technology switches on cell’s bone repairing ability

New York: Scientists have developed nano-shells that can deliver molecule to bone wounds that tells cells already at the injury site to repair the damage. more

Doctors coin new terminology to describe a case of severe kyphosis with abdominal compression

Doctors coin new terminology to describe a case of severe kyphosis with abdominal compression

New Delhi: Doctors have coined a new terminology “sternum-into-abdomen deformity” to describe a case of severe thoracolumbar kyphosis with abdominal compression causing gastric disturbance after treatment of an osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. more

Antibiotics after knee and hip surgery: Are they effective?

Antibiotics after knee and hip surgery: Are they effective?

Toronto: Prescribing antibiotics after joint surgery to prevent infection is common, although there is little evidence to support it, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). more

Number of people at high risk of fracture set to double by 2040

Number of people at high risk of fracture set to double by 2040

London: A study from the University of Southampton and Sheffield Medical School in the UK projects a dramatic increase in the burden of fragility fractures within the next three decades. By 2040, approximately 319 million people will be at high risk of fracture – double the numbers considered at high risk today. more

Study finds some physicians using unnecessary, potentially harmful imaging for acute lower back pain

Study finds some physicians using unnecessary, potentially harmful imaging for acute lower back pain

Washington: When a person is suffering from acute lower back pain, imaging, such as radiography, CT scans or MRIs, can actually do more harm than good, some studies have shown. more

How effective is total knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

How effective is total knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Washington: Studies that have assessed the effects of total knee replacement on quality of life are scarce and have been almost exclusively limited to patients with osteoarthritis, even though rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis for which the surgery is indicated. more

New treatment for bone loss discovered

New treatment for bone loss discovered

New York (IANS): Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida, have developed a method to manipulate a protein that could result in the development of new bone-forming cells in patients suffering from bone loss. more

Arthritis patients at high risk of surprise heart attack

Arthritis patients at high risk of surprise heart attack

London (IANS): People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of heart disease and about a fourth of them are likely to have a surprise heart attack, a new research has found. more

Injectable gel to treat knee injuries

Injectable gel to treat knee injuries

Washington (IANS): A US orthopaedics research team is developing an injectable gel that encourages self-healing of damaged tissues after a knee-injury. more