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Landmark study reveals critical shortage in UK prosthetic and orthotic workforce

Written by | 7 Nov 2023

A Staffordshire University study has revealed a significant deficit in the number of prosthetists, orthotists, prosthetic and orthotic technicians, and support workers in the UK. The report by… read more.

Comprehensive new Canadian guideline for skeletal health and fracture prevention

Written by | 12 Oct 2023

A comprehensive guideline from Osteoporosis Canada aims to help primary care professionals deliver care to optimize skeletal health and prevent fractures in postmenopausal females and males who are… read more.

Significant variations in hip fracture health costs and care between NHS hospitals and regions, study finds

Written by | 5 Sep 2023

There are significant variations in healthcare spending and care delivery across NHS hospitals in England and Wales following hip fracture, a new study aimed at understanding how hospital… read more.

Device for treating challenging bone fractures cleared by FDA

Written by | 26 Jul 2023

A new system for fixing bone fractures, called the Bone Bolt System, has been approved for market by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the University of… read more.

Can bone-strengthening exercises and/or drugs reduce fracture risk when older adults lose weight?

Written by | 12 Jul 2023

A $7 million study beginning this summer at Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University School of Medicine will help determine whether a combination of resistance training plus… read more.

New study questions the efficacy of many osteoarthritis treatments

Written by | 29 Apr 2023

Recruiting osteoarthritis patients with a lot of pain to clinical studies, may give incorrect results if the researcher does account for the natural variation in pain that occurs…. read more.

Is bone health linked to brain health?

Written by | 29 Mar 2023

People who have low bone density may have an increased risk of developing dementia compared to people who have higher bone density, according to a study published in… read more.

New guideline introduces recommendations for optimal timing of elective hip or knee arthroplasty

Written by | 18 Mar 2023

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) released a summary of its new guideline titled “the Optimal Timing of… read more.

Body mass index affects long-term outcomes of ‘partial’ knee arthroplasty

Written by | 11 Mar 2023

For patients with higher body mass index (BMI) undergoing unicompartmental or “partial” knee replacement (UKR), long-term outcomes are improved when the implant is placed using a cementless rather… read more.

Non-surgical treatment significantly reduces knee pain for adults, especially those 50 and older

Written by | 4 Mar 2023

Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for knee pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee, and can significantly reduce pain, especially for adults who are… read more.

New blood test is more accurate in identifying osteoarthritis progression

Written by | 28 Jan 2023

A new blood test that can identify progression of osteoarthritis in the knee is more accurate than current methods, providing an important tool to advance research and speed… read more.

Older knee replacements as good as newer models, study shows

Written by | 10 Jan 2023

Older knee replacement designs are just as effective as newer models – according to new research from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and University of East Anglia…. read more.

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