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Knee replacement: in-person and telerehabilitation comparable

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Photo: Physiotherapy exercise for the knee [17/07/2015] Patients who received rehabilitation instructions via video teleconference, or "telerehabilitation," following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery had comparable outcomes to patients who received in-person physical therapy.Knee replacement: in-person and telerehabilitation comparable - Read more

New obesity treatment prevents bone loss

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Photo: Yoghurt [11/06/2015] Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. This is the finding of a new study from the University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre and Glostrup Hospital. According to the researchers behind the study, the results may have a significant bearing on future obesity treatment.New obesity treatment prevents bone loss - Read more

New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates

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Photo: A total hip replacement prosthesis [01/06/2015] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: patients with high education achieve greater outcome scores, while those with antidepressant prescriptions do not.New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates - Read more

Stronger muscles make bone development healthier

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Photo: A girl dressed up as superhero lifts weights [16/04/2015] Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children. Researchers also found no relationship between fat mass and bone development, indicating it is not an important factor in childhood skeletal strength.Stronger muscles make bone development healthier - Read more

Spinal surgery: Right on target

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Photo: X-ray of the spine with marked vertebrae [14/04/2015] Because the spine is made up of repeating elements that look alike, surgeons can mistakenly operate on the wrong vertebra. To avoid this, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a software program that works seamlessly with currently available procedures to assist a surgeon's determination of which vertebra is which.Spinal surgery: Right on target - Read more


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