Category Archives: Orthopedics

Orthopedics and Orthopedists – find the latest research and clinical news related to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the muscoskeletal system which includes non-surgical treatments like physiotherapy, chirpractic, occupational therapy and kinesiology.

Colles Fracture: Anatomy, Mechanism of Injury, Causes and Treatment Methods

This is a brief presentation of most common fracture around the wrist i.e Colles fracture. This presentation gives a brief information on anatomy, mechanism of injury, causes and treatment methods…

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Statins may slow knee OA, but no effect seen at the hip

Statin use may slow the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee but does not appear to affect the rate of OA progression in the hip, according to a recently published prospective observational study. For the analysis, x-rays of the hip and knee were examined at baseline and again an… 

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Steroid injections do not significantly improve back pain

Lumbosacral radiculopathy does not improve significantly more with epidural steroids vs saline injections 1 month following treatment, according to results from a multicenter, randomized trial. The study also looked at functional capacity, and injections of etanercept fared worse than steroids or saline. In the study, which was conducted in the… 

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No increased cancer risk from metal-on-metal hip implants

Metal-on-metal hip implants do not increase the risk of cancer in the short term after the surgery, according to an examination of a national joint registry of arthroplasties, a recent study found. The study investigators, from the United Kingdom, based their research on data from the National Joint Registry of… 

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Study takes a closer look at triggers of hospitalization for venous thromboembolism

Algorithms that predict risk for venous thromboembolism occurring outside of the hospital setting should be reevaluated to include infection, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, and blood transfusion, in addition to the more commonly recognized triggers such as major surgeries, fractures, immobility, and chemotherapy, according to a recent study. “The notion that VTE occurs… 

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Proton-pump inhibitors linked to hip fractures in women, especially smokers

Regular use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) can increase the risk for hip fracture in postmenopausal women, especially those with a history of smoking, according to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Key Point: Postmenopausal women who are regular users of PPIs have an increased risk of… 

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Vitamin D, but not calcium, associated with fewer stress fractures in girls

Vitamin D is associated with a lower risk of developing stress fractures, especially among very active girls who engage in at least 1 hour of high-impact activity per day. Vitamin D deficiency is common in all ages in India, according to recent studies. Marwaha and Sripathy noted a high prevalence… 

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