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Experts seek to educate orthopaedic researchers on the ethical use of animals ...
Recent initiatives by the Orthopaedic Research Society seek to improve animal research and ensure that it is performed to the highest ethical and scientific standards. Part of the initiatives seek to provide new tools to educate researchers about alternatives to using animals and to train investigators on new techniques to improve animal study design and technical competence. A Journal of Orthopaedic Research article summarises the recent and ongoing initi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Axial spondyloarthritis: Patients see sustained benefit with certolizumab pegol
Researchers are reporting that early rapid improvements in the signs and symptoms of axial spondyloarthritis in patients treated with certolizumab pegol are maintained at 4 years.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jan 17
Nonsurgical and surgical treatments provide successful outcomes for an Achille...
ROSEMONT, Ill. Jan. 9, 2017 --A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS found successful outcomes for an Achilles tendon tear with either minimally invasive surgery or nonsurgical bracing with a removable boot, especially in recreational athletes. The use of platelet rich plasma PRP , the injection of plasma-enriched platelets at the injury site, was not deemed an effective treatment. A tear rupt ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
The weather's not to blame for your aches and pains
New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis. It s long been thought episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by changes in the weather, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Professor Chris Maher, of The George Institute for Global Health, said The belief that pain and inclement w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back ...
A new systematic review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise. However, researchers advise that more studies are needed to provide information on long-term effects. Lower back pain is a common health problem, and is usually treated with self-care and over-the-counter medication. For ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Medicare bundled-payments model cut joint replacement costs by more than 20 pe...
PHILADELPHIA - Bundled payment models can push Medicare and health system costs down considerably without sacrificing quality of care, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, the first to combine hospital cost and Medicare claims data to identify drivers of joint replacement cost savings - evaluated costs and care quality at for hip and knee replacements performed from 2008-2015 at the fi ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Motor control exercise may help lower back pain
Targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine may help to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain, says research published in the Cochrane Review .
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 7
Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
Popular drug-free methods of managing pain from such common conditions as headaches and arthritis appear to be effective, according to a new review. Millions of Americans seek pain relief through such alternatives as acupuncture, tai chi and yoga. But there has been little information to help doctors make recommendations about these approaches. For many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, medications may not completely relieve pain and can produce unwa ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 23
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
People with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that any pain relief they get might be a placebo effect. When researchers pitted real chiropractic manipulation against a sham version, they found both were equally likely to ease patients migraine pain. On the other hand, both tactics worked better than patients usual pain-relieving medications. Experts in pain management stressed that no firm conclusions should be dr ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 23
Rat study provides insights on tendon overuse injuries
In research conducted in rats, investigators have shown for the first time the effect of rotator cuff tendon overuse, or tendinopathy, on surrounding tissues. Such overuse is among the major causes of shoulder pain and discomfort in athletes, laborers, older adults, and those who use a repetitive overhead motion in daily activities. Untreated tendinopathy can lead to full or partial rotator cuff tendon rupture, requiring orthopaedic surgery and a potential ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
Gelatin supplements, good for your joints?
A new study from Keith Baar s Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport suggests that consuming a gelatin supplement, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones. The study is published in the January issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . Connective tissue and bone injuries are common in both athletes and the elderly, and i ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 20
Remarkable recovery in patients diagnosed with newly defined movement disorder
DNA sequencing has defined a new genetic disorder that affects movement, enabling patients with dystonia -- a disabling condition that affects voluntary movement -- to be targeted for treatment that brings remarkable improvements, including restoring independent walking. A team of researchers from UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University of Cambridge and the NIHR Rare Disease Bioresource have identified mutations in a gene, called KMT2 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 19