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27-10-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article

Pain sensitization may predict chronic pain after knee replacement

Preoperative pain sensitization is associated with chronic pain after total knee replacement, a preliminary study by UK researchers indicates.

20-10-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article

MR-guided ultrasound shows early promise for knee pain

Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound is a potentially valuable noninvasive treatment for knee osteoarthritis, a pilot study suggests.

22-08-2013 | Respiratory | Article

Exacerbations key to COPD–osteoporosis connection

Researchers have shown that bone resorption is increased during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, adding to growing evidence of a strong association between the disease and osteoporosis.

19-08-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article

Simple rule for pediatric ankle injury avoids unnecessary radiography

A clinical decision rule can safely replace diagnostic radiography in the majority of children presenting to hospital with acute ankle injuries, say Canadian researchers.

10-06-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

Extended antibiotics fail to reduce open fracture infection

The high risk for infection in patients with extensive soft tissue damage around an open fracture is not reduced by extending the duration of antibiotic treatment, research suggests.

02-06-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Primary care physicians boost prostate cancer BMD monitoring

A US study has found that rates of bone mineral density testing in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy are highest among those whose primary care physician is involved in their care.

09-05-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

TKA deep infection risks flagged

Analysis of data for over 56,000 total knee arthroplasty procedures has identified key risk factors for deep surgical site infection that could help guide the development of preventive strategies.

28-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Continuous monitoring flags acute compartment syndrome

Continuous intracompartmental pressure monitoring is highly accurate for the detection of acute compartment syndrome after tibial diaphyseal fracture, say UK researchers who believe it may allow diagnosis before signs and symptoms occur.

25-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Osteomyelitis guidelines push pediatric care

US clinicians have demonstrated the benefits of multidisciplinary evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of children with osteomyelitis.

24-04-2013 | Podiatry | Article

Caliper test reliable for feet

Two-point discrimination using mechanical calipers is a reliable assessment for testing tactile acuity of the foot, demonstrates research published in Rheumatology.

22-04-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Nutritional supplementation boosts COPD rehabilitation

Combining high-carbohydrate nutritional supplementation with pulmonary rehabilitation may help reverse weight loss and muscle wasting in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research suggests.

22-04-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article

Graft cells survive bone cement curing

Tissue-engineered constructs are feasible in orthopedic surgery procedures that require polymerizing bone cement, UK scientists say.

18-04-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article

ICU care questioned for scoliosis surgery in teens

Intensive care unit admission may be unnecessary after spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis for patients without complications, research suggests.

17-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Triple antiseptic strategy wipes out preoperative bacteria

Meta-analysis results point to a triple-chemical skin cleansing strategy to help reduce the risk for surgical site infection after foot and ankle operations.

15-04-2013 | Radiology | Article

Incidental CT could boost osteoporosis detection

Patients undergoing abdominal computed tomography could be assessed for incidental osteoporosis of the lumbar spine, US researchers say.

14-04-2013 | General practice | Article

Bisphosphonate therapy may aid osteoarthritis patients

Research adds weight to reports that patients with knee osteoarthritis may experience benefits in pain or progression relief from bisphosphonate treatment.

11-04-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome persists after surgery

A study of US military personnel reveals the burden of lower limb chronic exertional compartment syndrome, finding recurrence and disability to be common after surgery.

10-04-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article

Vertebral body stenting fails to improve compression fracture surgery

Vertebral body stenting offers no advantage over balloon kyphoplasty for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures, suggests research published in the

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


10-04-2013 | Podiatry | Article

‘Barefoot shoes’ may relieve knee arthritis

Shoes designed to mimic barefoot movement of the feet may be able to adjust gait in patients with knee osteoarthritis and reduce pain, preliminary research suggests.

08-04-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Water-based exercise improves shoulder function for lymphedema patients

A water-based exercise program significantly improves shoulder range of motion in breast cancer survivors with lymphedema, report researchers.