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Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

June 25, 2019

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that…
Orthopedic injury therapy in rodents may soon be headed to the clinic

April 30, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a promising new cell therapy with…
Researchers Hope to Improve the Masquelet Technique

February 13, 2019

Orthopaedic surgeons sometimes use the procedure for patients missing a portion of bone. U-M researchers are working on ways…
3D-Printed Bones are Helping Doctors Prepare for Surgeries

October 30, 2018

Orthopaedic surgeons can now get their hands on the bones of patients before they reach the operating table…
Orthopaedic implants for the future

June 22, 2018

The hardware that hold orthopaedic implants together must have some give in order to accommodate physiology. Think of…
UI researchers create orthopedic simulator to improve doctor training, patient outcomes

March 6, 2018

Training orthopedic surgeons to repair fractured bones can take years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. A…
3-D printed orthotics, prosthetics: A better fit, the same day

February 10, 2017

A new way to design and 3-D print custom orthotics and prosthetics could give amputees, stroke patients and…
Nanofiber Coating Prevents Infections in Artificial Joints

October 25, 2016

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they…
Soft robots that mimic human muscles

October 12, 2016

An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may…
3-D graphene has promise for bio applications

September 2, 2016

3-D graphene has promise for bio applications Flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may be suitable…
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…
3-D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink

June 27, 2016

Strands of cow cartilage substitute for ink in a 3D bioprinting process that may one day create cartilage…
Face of the future

June 21, 2016

Columbia Engineering researchers first to grow living bone that replicates original anatomical structure A new technique developed by…
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,…
Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice

March 18, 2016

Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore…
Sore knees? Solving meniscus micro-structure could improve treatments

February 21, 2016

Enlargement of non-fibrous patches discovered in meniscus fibrocartilage may be linked to disease processes Knee injuries are among…
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…
Tissue fluid flow can reveal onset of osteoarthritis

February 16, 2016

Reflecting the overall structural alterations in the tissue, changes in the flow of interstitial fluid in articular cartilage…
Orthopedic surgery simulation

January 11, 2016

A unique training simulator for orthopedic open surgery (knee reconstruction with total joint replacement) has been developed by…
Team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

May 4, 2015

Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical…
Scientists developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

April 29, 2015

Injectable gel encourages self-healing of cartilage Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college…
Knee cartilage repair technique shows improvement in patient outcomes and regeneration

July 15, 2013

A natural tissue graft can spur regeneration of cartilage and improve symptoms in patients who have cartilage damage…
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