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U.S. Senate Republicans Complain of Disarray in Healthcare Effort U.S. Senate Republicans Complain of Disarray in Healthcare Effort
U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medscape Survey: US Physicians' Top Hospital Picks for 2017 Medscape Survey: US Physicians' Top Hospital Picks for 2017
Having respected physician expertise, a good reputation among colleagues, availability of leading technology, and low error rates are key factors in doctors'pick of US top hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Fracture Risk in Early Childhood Vitamin D and Fracture Risk in Early Childhood
Is there an association between serum vitamin D concentration and fracture risk among children younger than 6 years of age? What impact does vitamin D-fortified milk have on that risk?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Exercise Should Be Primary Approach to Shoulder Impingement Exercise Should Be Primary Approach to Shoulder Impingement
Shoulder-specific exercises should be prescribed for all patients with shoulder impingement syndrome, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 200 trials comparing conservative strategies to treat shoulder impingement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Robot Wars: Knee Surgery Marks New Battleground for Companies Robot Wars: Knee Surgery Marks New Battleground for Companies
The world's top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

In Childhood, Height Velocity Outpaces Bone Mineral Gains In Childhood, Height Velocity Outpaces Bone Mineral Gains
During childhood, gains in height substantially outpace gains in bone mineral content (BMC), which could contribute to fracture risk, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Lower Risk of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients on Bisphosphonates Lower Risk of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients on Bisphosphonates
Patients with osteoarthritis who take bisphosphonates for their osteoporosis have a reduced risk of total knee arthroplasty, researchers from Taiwan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Active Older Adults Getting More Facial Fractures Active Older Adults Getting More Facial Fractures
A growing number of older U.S. adults are suffering facial fractures during recreational activities like biking, gardening and playing sports, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Male Hormones Improve Women ’ s Track and Field Performance Male Hormones Improve Women ’ s Track and Field Performance
Having higher than average levels of androgens - whether they occur naturally or by doping - can improve the performance of elite female track and field athletes, according to a new study of world championship competitors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Soldiers Who Smoke May Be More Likely to Get Hurt During Training Soldiers Who Smoke May Be More Likely to Get Hurt During Training
Pulled muscles and broken bones are common during military training and even more common among soldiers who smoke, according to a review of past research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fewer 40-Year-Olds Need Medical Clearance Before Exercise Fewer 40-Year-Olds Need Medical Clearance Before Exercise
The revised American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) preparticipation screening algorithm would require medical clearance before exercise in just over half of U.S. adults aged 40 and older, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Shortage of Pediatric Rheumatologists Tied to Delays in Lupus Care Shortage of Pediatric Rheumatologists Tied to Delays in Lupus Care
Some young children with lupus wait a year or more to be treated by a pediatric rheumatologist, researchers in New York City have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Bone Alterations in Young IBD Patients Tied to Increased Fracture Risk Bone Alterations in Young IBD Patients Tied to Increased Fracture Risk
Young people with inflammatory bowel disease show changes in trabecular and cortical bone volumetric density (vBMD) and bone microarchitecture that are independently associated with fracture, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Frameless Stereotaxic Surgery Can Go Off Course, FDA Warns Frameless Stereotaxic Surgery Can Go Off Course, FDA Warns
Surgeons using frameless stereotaxic navigation systems need to address accuracy problems with this technology that have led to serious injuries and death, the agency said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Knee Surgery Rates Soaring Among Teen Girls Knee Surgery Rates Soaring Among Teen Girls
A growing number of U.S. athletes are having surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teenage girls.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical Costs of Bike Crashes on the Rise Medical Costs of Bike Crashes on the Rise
Over the last two decades, the number of people injured in bicycle accidents in the U.S. has been rising and the cost of each crash has also gone up, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Tight RA Control Via Tele-health Noninferior to Conventional Clinic Visits Tight RA Control Via Tele-health Noninferior to Conventional Clinic Visits
Tele-health follow-up based on patient-reported outcome (PRO) is noninferior to conventional outpatient care for tight control of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with low disease activity or remission, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patients Prefer Interacting Leads in Neuromodulation for Back, Leg Pain Patients Prefer Interacting Leads in Neuromodulation for Back, Leg Pain
Patients implanted with a neuromodulation device that relieves lower-back and leg pain seem to prefer leads that interact, rather than the more common configuration of leads that act independently, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Syrian Polio Outbreak Hits Global Effort to Eradicate Virus Syrian Polio Outbreak Hits Global Effort to Eradicate Virus
Three cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria's Deir al-Zor governorate, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High School Boys Fear Looking'Weak' if They Report Concussions High School Boys Fear Looking'Weak' if They Report Concussions
Male and female high school athletes have moderate levels of knowledge about concussion symptoms, but the boys are much more likely to not report concussions for fear of seeming weak, a small U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Injury Rates in Young Female Athletes May Be Underestimated Injury Rates in Young Female Athletes May Be Underestimated
Injury rates among elite young female athletes may be higher than what ’ s been reported, new data suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Quadriceps Strengthening, Blood-Flow Restriction for Patellofemoral Pain Quadriceps Strengthening, Blood-Flow Restriction for Patellofemoral Pain
Low-load quadriceps strengthening with blood-flow restriction may be more effective than standard quadriceps strengthening for reducing patellofemoral pain, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Fiber Rich Diet May Protect Against Arthritis Knee Pain Fiber Rich Diet May Protect Against Arthritis Knee Pain
Older people who eat the most fiber are at lower risk of developing knee pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis (OA), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

AL Doctor Tied to Insys Gets 20 Years for Illegal Prescriptions AL Doctor Tied to Insys Gets 20 Years for Illegal Prescriptions
An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted with a colleague of prescribing painkillers through two clinics for no legitimate purpose, in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Combination of Strength, Aerobic Training Found Best for Obese Elderly Combination of Strength, Aerobic Training Found Best for Obese Elderly
For obese people over age 64, the combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is better for improving physical functioning than either form of exercise alone, a new study concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Knee Joint Degeneration Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Knee Joint Degeneration
Overweight and obese people who lose weight may have less damage in their knee joints than their counterparts who don ’ t lose weight, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Lifetime Risk of Hand Arthritis May Be Over 40 Percent Lifetime Risk of Hand Arthritis May Be Over 40 Percent
A new study finds that as many as 4 in 10 people may develop hand osteoarthritis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Johnson and Johnson Discloses U.S. Probe Related to Arthritis Drugs Johnson and Johnson Discloses U.S. Probe Related to Arthritis Drugs
Healthcare conglomerate Johnson and Johnson said on Monday the U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation concerning management and advisory services provided to rheumatology and gastroenterology practices that bought two of its drugs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Do MRI Findings Change Over Time in Back Pain and Sciatica? Do MRI Findings Change Over Time in Back Pain and Sciatica?
A new review examines the question of whether lumbar MRI findings change over the short term in patients with low back pain or sciatica.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Differences: Therapeutic Implications Soft Tissue Sarcoma Differences: Therapeutic Implications
Differences in the immunologic profiles of soft tissue sarcoma subtypes could have implications for treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Insufficient Evidence for Stem Cell Injections in Knee Osteoarthritis Insufficient Evidence for Stem Cell Injections in Knee Osteoarthritis
Stem cell injections cannot be recommended as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis because of the high risk of bias and lack of high-level evidence in existing studies, researchers from the Netherlands report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Reassuring Long-term Safety Trends With Denosumab Treatment Reassuring Long-term Safety Trends With Denosumab Treatment
There appear to be no worsening safety trends when denosumab is used long term for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to the seven-year FREEDOM Extension trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Total Hip Arthroplasty Yields Good Outcomes in Patients With Cerebral Palsy Total Hip Arthroplasty Yields Good Outcomes in Patients With Cerebral Palsy
Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty are just as good in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) as in patients with uncomplicated osteoarthritis (OA), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

RA Patients May Benefit From Using a Pedometer RA Patients May Benefit From Using a Pedometer
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who receive pedometers may be more active and feel less fatigued even if they are not told to use the trackers to aim for a specific number of steps, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Patient-Specific Instrumentation: Effect on Accuracy of TKA Patient-Specific Instrumentation: Effect on Accuracy of TKA
Customization of the instrumentation used during total knee arthroplasty (TKA), known as patient-specific instrumentation (PSI), provides slightly improved overall surgical accuracy, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Leaning Forward During Smartphone Use May Cause'Text Neck'Leaning Forward During Smartphone Use May Cause'Text Neck '
Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Robotic vs Fluoroscopic-Guided Fusions Minimally Invasive Robotic vs Fluoroscopic-Guided Fusions
What are some advantages a robotic-guided technique might provide over a fluoroscopy-guided open approach?Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

EULAR Revised Recommendations for Managing Fibromyalgia EULAR Revised Recommendations for Managing Fibromyalgia
This article provides updated EULAR recommendations for managing fibromyalgia. Find out what's new.Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hodgkin Lymphoma Masquerading As Multifocal Osteomyelitis Hodgkin Lymphoma Masquerading As Multifocal Osteomyelitis
This case highlights the diagnostic challenges of an unusual presentation of Hodgkin lymphoma, leading to the misdiagnosis and treatment as chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Abaloparatide Best in'Really High-Risk' Osteoporosis Patients Abaloparatide Best in'Really High-Risk' Osteoporosis Patients
As anticipated US approval for a new anabolic agent, abaloparatide, for osteoporosis is delayed by 3 months, one expert discussed how he thinks the agent will best fit into the armamentarium.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A Simple Intervention to Improve Patient Education and Adherence in Gout A Simple Intervention to Improve Patient Education and Adherence in Gout
A rheumatologist and a social worker discuss major gaps in patient knowledge about gout, and also a novel approach to care that can help.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Patient Satisfaction and Health Outcomes in Sports Medicine Patient Satisfaction and Health Outcomes in Sports Medicine
Dr Nwachukwu shares his findings on several studies he conducted on patient satisfaction and health outcomes after hip and knee orthopedic surgery.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Expert Interview Source Type: news

Treating, Preventing Hip and Groin Problems in the Athlete Treating, Preventing Hip and Groin Problems in the Athlete
After an athlete has been diagnosed with a sports hernia or a hip impingement, what is the best course of treatment?Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Impact of the Nordic Hamstring and Hip Extension Exercises Impact of the Nordic Hamstring and Hip Extension Exercises
Find out how training with these exercises may help prevent hamstring strain injuries.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Bone Microarchitecture Predicts Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women Bone Microarchitecture Predicts Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Bone microarchitecture as assessed by high-resolution peripheral CT (HR-pQCT) can predict the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women, according to the OFELY study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Ecuador Paraplegic President-elect Stirs Hope for Disabled People Ecuador Paraplegic President-elect Stirs Hope for Disabled People
Ecuador's paraplegic president-elect Lenin Moreno will become a rare head of state to use a wheelchair when he takes office next month, stirring hope for disabled people worldwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Sleep Disruption at Home Ups Risk of Postop Delirium Sleep Disruption at Home Ups Risk of Postop Delirium
Sleep disruption at home increases the risk of postoperative delirium in older people, and the risk may be heightened if hospital-based sleep is also disturbed, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Symptoms Often Recur After Steroid Injection for Benign Vocal Fold Lesions Symptoms Often Recur After Steroid Injection for Benign Vocal Fold Lesions
A steroid injection can be helpful in reducing symptoms in patients with benign vocal fold lesions, but symptoms often recur within two years and additional interventions are needed, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Polio Vaccine Campaign Targets 100 Mln African Children to Stop Nigeria Outbreak Spreading Polio Vaccine Campaign Targets 100 Mln African Children to Stop Nigeria Outbreak Spreading
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Child Victims of Mosul Battle Fill Emergency Hospital Child Victims of Mosul Battle Fill Emergency Hospital
The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news