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Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture

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Photo: Hand X-Ray [20/11/2012] A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a technique for measuring bone density called digital X-ray radio- grammetry used on standard hand radiographs can help to identify patients with a higher risk of hip fracture.Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture - Read more

Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits

Photo: Man holding prosthetic leg in his hand, link to a video After accidents and amputations, prosthetics help in replacing missing body parts. However, for the devices to function optimally, they have to be fitted well to the wearer. A comprehensive process – from manufacturing to walking training. Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits - Read more

Rett Syndrome: Bone Marrow Transplant Arrests Symptoms

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[20/03/2012] The Organisation Rett Syndrome Research Trust describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood disorder, including abnormal breathing and movement, and significantly extended the lifespan of Rett mouse models.Rett Syndrome: Bone Marrow Transplant Arrests Symptoms - Read more

Osteoporosis Drug Use: Lower Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture

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[09/02/2012] While the risk for suffering an atypical femur fracture while taking bisphosphonates is still very small – just 1 in 1,000 patients after six years of treatment – research of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that discontinuing bisphosphonate use following an atypical femur fracture can significantly lower the risk for a subsequent atypical fracture.Osteoporosis Drug Use: Lower Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture - Read more

Orthopaedic: New Procedure Bests Standard of Care for Fixing Damaged Cartilage

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[08/02/2012] A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage (osteoarticular cartilage transplantation or OATS procedure) is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects.Orthopaedic: New Procedure Bests Standard of Care for Fixing Damaged Cartilage - Read more