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Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis

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Photo: Spine [25/09/2013] In a world-first, decompression surgery has been shown to be an effective procedure to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common progressive, degenerative disease of the spine that can lead to paralysis – according to the results of a multi-centre clinical trial published today.Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis - Read more

Biodegradable Materials: Bioglass to Mend Bones

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Photo: Implants made of biodegradable polymers [03/04/2013] Researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular.Biodegradable Materials: Bioglass to Mend Bones - Read more

Prosthetic Joints: Guidelines to Fight Infections after Surgery

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Photo: Hip prothesis [13/12/2012] Multispecialty physician teams need to work together to reduce disability, death and costs associated with the ever-growing number of prosthetic joint infections, note the first guidelines on the topic being released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).Prosthetic Joints: Guidelines to Fight Infections after Surgery - Read more

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

 
 

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