Orthopedics

Uncovering the Molecular Origins of Osteoarthritis

A causal relationship exists between senescent cells and osteoarthritis (OA) development, according to a recent study in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. That finding confirms what researchers have long suspected.


Rethinking Transfers of Pediatric Orthopedic Patients to Adult Care

Pediatric orthopedic providers treat some patients well into adulthood, and guidelines for transitioning those patients to adult care need revisiting, according to recent research in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.


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Bone Preservation across the Ages

Osteoporosis leads to a broken bone for approximately half of Caucasian and Asian women older than age 50 in the United States, though bone mass loss begins decades earlier.

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Landmark Study Alters Century-old Belief about Bone Fracture Healing

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have published study results revealing that fibrin isn’t essential for bone fracture healing, as previously thought. Rather, they discovered, its breakdown and clearance are vital to that process.


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Gold Standard for ACL Repair Unchanged

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has noted previously that people who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are 15 times more likely to suffer another ACL injury within one year of surgery than are patients with an ACL injury...


Study Reveals Missed Chances for Osteoporosis Detection in Men

When a female patient over age 50 suffers a fragility fracture, a likely follow-up test is a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan to measure bone mineral density. When the affected patient is male, that potentially vital phase of care often does not occur.


Study Reveals Missed Chances for Osteoporosis Detection in Men

When a female patient over age 50 suffers a fragility fracture, a likely follow-up test is a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan to measure bone mineral density. when the affected patient is male, that potentially vital phase of care often does not occur.


Comprehensive Spine Care PA: Innovative Care Anchored by a Conservative Philosophy

For nearly 20 years, board-certified orthopedic spine specialists at Comprehensive Spine Care PA have partnered with board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists to provide a comprehensive array of surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treat the gamut of spine conditions.


Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS: Meet the Bunion King of New York

Revolutionizing bunion surgery, Dr. Blitz developed the Bunionplasty procedure and a patented implant that gets patients walking immediately after surgery, resulting in extremely positive outcomes and high levels of satisfaction.


Rethinking Early Intervention for Chronic Pain

Minimally invasive spinal cord stimulation provides hope for patients with disabling pain resulting from chronic radiculopathy or failed back surgery syndrome.