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For severe ankle arthritis, is fusion or replacement better?

August 26, 2019

Patients with severe ankle arthritis who had total ankle replacement surgery, a procedure called arthroplasty, did better overall…
Recreating embryonic conditions at break sites with stem cells can help bones heal faster

June 6, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a unique technique…
Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

March 14, 2019

While walking a dog provides older Americans with a valuable outlet for regular, physical activity, a Penn Medicine…
Injectable pharmaceutical aims to accelerate bone healing, receives international recognition

February 26, 2019

Orthopaedic Research Society presents first-place award to Novosteo for its work in developing an injectable drug to heal…
New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis

September 3, 2018

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined…
Back Z-drugs linked with bone fractures in dementia patients

July 25, 2018

Drugs to help dementia patients sleep better are linked to an increased risk of bone fractures according to…
Diabetes Makes Bones Less Bendable, More Prone to Fracture

January 31, 2018

Besides impairing cardiovascular and kidney function, Type 2 diabetes is known to be a risk factor for bone…
“Don‘t break a hip!” – a new screening program could reduce the number of hip fractures

December 24, 2017

“Don‘t break a hip” – that’s what we say when someone is climbing a chair. A simple joke…
Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen

December 19, 2017

The study, published in The Lancet, reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would…
Mechanisms found to explain atypical femoral fractures

August 1, 2017

There is no disputing that the use of bisphosphonates – with brand names such as Fosamax, Boniva and…
New stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair

February 8, 2017

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells…
The fourth state of matter, plasma: A technology to improve bone healing?

August 11, 2016

Tuning cold plasma can either promote or inhibit bone formation. Cold plasma looks like the glow from the…
Physical activity builds stronger bones, even in children with genetic risk

June 13, 2016

CHOP researchers: High-impact activity can benefit children and adolescents genetically predisposed to bone fragility Exercise, particularly high-impact activity,…
Team identifies gene involved with fracture healing

June 1, 2016

New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new…
Revolutionary device will make wrist fractures to heal quicker

May 15, 2016

Most people wish and strive to move and do sports. While it is a healthy and a fun way…
Better survival of implanted cells improves healing of bone fractures

February 20, 2016

To treat a complicated, non-healing bone defect, surgeons often use an implant with living cells to promote bone…
Link between stress fracture injuries and genes found

February 11, 2016

In a study involving elite athletes and military recruits,University of Liverpool researchers have successfully identified how certain genes…
Regrowing bone to heal fractures

January 18, 2016

Kurt Hankenson, a Michigan State University veterinary scientist and expert in bone regeneration, is finding ways to improve…
Born to break: Mutation causes fragile bones

January 17, 2016

Researchers show gene variant causes Hajdu-Cheney syndrome, may illuminate bone loss more generally Fragile bones are usually an…
Chronic widespread body pain linked to past bone fractures

January 8, 2016

Those who enjoy active lifestyle break their bones more often. Older people experience the same more often as well.…
A broken bone may lead to widespread body pain – not just at the site of the fracture

January 6, 2016

Breaking a major bone may increase risk of widespread chronic body pain in later life, a new study…
Combining adult stem cells with hormone may speed bone fracture healing

December 9, 2015

A combination of adult stem cells and parathyroid hormone significantly increased new bone formation in laboratory animals and…
Research identifies new gene that causes osteoporosis

September 22, 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and a number of other leading international research organisations have used…
Common drug presents fracture risk to older women

September 14, 2015

Researchers are urging caution in prescribing one of the world’s most commonly issued drug groups, citing links to…
Study shifts understanding of how bone fractures heal

August 14, 2015

It’s time to rewrite the textbook description of bone fracture healing. A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered…
Research shows smoking harms your chances of recovering from fractures

March 20, 2014

Bone healing cells in non-smokers are of a better quality, more active and quicker at dividing than those…
Bone Repair by Silk

March 14, 2014

Silkworm-derived surgical devices may be superior to metal and synthetics-based plates and screws in bone. When a person…
A new sensor uses sound to diagnose faults in industrial machinery

March 12, 2014

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have developed wireless sensors able to detect minute fissures in…
New Coating May Help Joint Replacements Bond Better with Bone

July 30, 2013

Layer of Nanowire “Carpet” Gives Growing Cells a Foothold on Metal Implants Broken bones and joint replacements may…
Of Aging Bones and Sunshine

July 10, 2013

Everyone knows that as we grow older our bones become more fragile. Now a team of U.S. and…
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