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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Intense Training Without Proper Recovery May Compromise Bone Health in Elite Rowers

Apr. 25, 2017 — Bone mineral density, an indicator of bone strength, typically increases with regular exercise, acting as a protective mechanism against bone fractures and osteoporosis. But a new study suggests that ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — A new study examines origin of blood stem cells during development and offers clues for making “donor blood” in the laboratory for therapeutic ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — A bioactive foam that can be used to replace skull bone lost to injury, surgery, or birth defect is currently under development, report ... read more

Taking the Sting out of Bone Repair

Apr. 18, 2017 — Spherical biodegradable carriers support scalable and cost-effective stem cell expansion and bone formation for tissue ... read more

Prolonged Sleep Disturbance Can Lead to Lower Bone Formation

Apr. 2, 2017 — Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — New insights have been gained by researchers into how regulatory mechanisms help in understanding diseases of the central nervous ... read more

Making Bones Stronger

Mar. 29, 2017 — New treatments for osteoporosis are desperately needed. Now scientists report estimates of potentially the most effective dosage of a particular peptide, with results that could raise density levels ... read more

Music Therapy Reduces Pain in Spine Surgery Patients

Mar. 29, 2017 — Music therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care ... read more

Inactive Teens Develop Lazy Bones

Mar. 24, 2017 — Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new ... read more

Weight-Bearing Exercises Promote Bone Formation in Men

Mar. 22, 2017 — Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to research. Now, newly published work is the first in men to show that long-term, ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — More than 2 million procedures every year take place around the world to heal bone fractures and defects from trauma or disease, making bone the second most commonly transplanted tissue after blood. ... read more

Potential Early Warning Signs of Osteoporosis Found in South Asian Women

Mar. 21, 2017 — Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study ... read more

Location of Spinal Correction Influences Risk of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Development

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new study reports that PJK risk following lumbar spinal fusion depends on the level of the spine fused. Specifically, the authors – who include members of the International Spine Study Group ... read more

Study Cautions Against Use of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Children's Spine Surgery

Mar. 14, 2017 — Bone morphogenetic proteins, commonly used off-label to enhance pediatric spinal fusion, did not improve revision rates for pediatric spinal fusion, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating ... read more

Men Face Greater Risk of Death Following Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

Mar. 14, 2017 — Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle, according to new ... read more

High Rate of Return to Running Following Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Mar. 14, 2017 — Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery, according to new ... read more

Increased Risk of Postop Infection When Surgery Closely Follows Epidural Steroid Injection

Mar. 14, 2017 — Patients may wish to take a one- to three-month break from lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs) before undergoing lumbar spinal fusion surgery. Why? An increased risk of infection has been ... read more

Recommendations Developed to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Pediatric Orthopedic Patients

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new analysis looks at the available evidence on radiation exposure in medical imaging in pediatric orthopedic care and provides recommendations aimed at optimizing decision-making to reduce ... read more

Mechanism Triggering Spread of Prostate Cancer to Bones Found

Mar. 13, 2017 — A researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body's bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer ... read more

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