Surging Pandemic Has Ontario Close to Cancelling Non-Essential Surgeries Again Surging Pandemic Has Ontario Close to Cancelling Non-Essential Surgeries Again
Ontario will likely have to suspend non-essential surgeries again starting in 2 weeks, as surging coronavirus cases fill hospital ICUs, according to modeling released by Canada's most populous province on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Previous Concussion Could Nearly Quadruple Risk of Another One in Young Athletes Previous Concussion Could Nearly Quadruple Risk of Another One in Young Athletes
Children who previously sustained a concussion had close to four times the risk of having another one compared to those with no concussion history, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lower Back Pain: Muscle Relaxants No Better Than Placebo Lower Back Pain: Muscle Relaxants No Better Than Placebo
Combining a skeletal muscle relaxant with an NSAID confers no additional benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Adding Exercise, Assessments to Mailed Info Fails to Curb Fractures in Seniors Adding Exercise, Assessments to Mailed Info Fails to Curb Fractures in Seniors
More isn't better when it comes to preventing fractures in the elderly.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain
This article provides an update to the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of various nonpharmacologic interventions for chronic low back pain.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Rates of Bone Density Testing in Men Initiating ADT Low but Rising Rates of Bone Density Testing in Men Initiating ADT Low but Rising
While bone mineral density (BMD) testing is becoming more common among men initiating androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer, a Canadian study suggests that most men still are not being assessed prior to treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bone Health Could Be Impaired 25 Years Later in Extreme Preemies Bone Health Could Be Impaired 25 Years Later in Extreme Preemies
Young adults who were born extremely preterm or with extremely low birthweight (EP/ELBW) may have impaired bone health many years later, compared with their term-born peers, according to a longitudinal study from Australian.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Evaluating the Use of Musculoskeletal US in RA Management Evaluating the Use of Musculoskeletal US in RA Management
A new study evaluates the potential of musculoskeletal ultrasonography as a management tool in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Management of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis Management of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis
This article provides a summary of the AAOS clinical practice guideline for the management of glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Effects of Testosterone on Serum T and Fat-Free Mass Effects of Testosterone on Serum T and Fat-Free Mass
In what ways might testosterone administration drive changes in serum concentrations, fat-free mass, and physical performance?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Pain After Surgery Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Pain After Surgery
People who use cannabis need more anesthesia during surgery and often have more pain and opioid use after surgery than nonusers, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Metal Implants, X-Rays, and Cancer Risk in Spinal Deformity Metal Implants, X-Rays, and Cancer Risk in Spinal Deformity
A new study examines the question of whether metal implants and frequent x-rays increase the cancer risk to children with spinal deformity.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Man Wins Big Award for Unauthorized Penis Surgery; More Man Wins Big Award for Unauthorized Penis Surgery; More
An appeals court upholds a multimillion dollar judgment in a case in which neither a patient nor his proxy agreed to a penis mass excision.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Earlier Physical Therapy Referral Tied to Better Sciatica Outcomes Earlier Physical Therapy Referral Tied to Better Sciatica Outcomes
People with recent-onset back pain with sciatica who receive four weeks of physical therapy experience less disability over the next year than those who receive only usual care, a small trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Premenopausal Women With Type 2 Diabetes Have Compromised Bone Composition Premenopausal Women With Type 2 Diabetes Have Compromised Bone Composition
Premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes have adverse alterations in bone material composition that could lead to an elevated fracture risk, according to a cross-sectional study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Tied to Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Tied to Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis
Patients with a degenerative meniscus tear who get arthroscopic partial meniscectomy have similar five-year outcomes and increased risk of radiographic knee osteoarthritis as without surgery, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Burosumab Is a'Game Changer,' Effective in All Subgroups of XLH Burosumab Is a'Game Changer,' Effective in All Subgroups of XLH
As in the overall phase 3 trial population, 24 weeks of burosumab treatment improved serum phosphorus and key measures of pain and stiffness in subgroups of adults with this rare form of inherited rickets.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Narrowband UVB for Vitiligo Linked to Lower Fracture Risk Narrowband UVB for Vitiligo Linked to Lower Fracture Risk
Vitiligo patients who receive long-term narrowband UVB phototherapy are at lower risk of major osteoporotic fractures, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Charged by New York With Civil Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims Johnson & Johnson Charged by New York With Civil Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims
New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson& Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Many Healthy Postmenopausal Women With Osteopenia Have Vertebral Fractures Many Healthy Postmenopausal Women With Osteopenia Have Vertebral Fractures
Nearly one in three apparently healthy postmenopausal women with osteopenia may have morphometric vertebral fractures, a study of Thai women suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Spraino Friction-Reducing Shoe Patch Cuts Risk of Lateral Ankle Sprains Spraino Friction-Reducing Shoe Patch Cuts Risk of Lateral Ankle Sprains
Athletes who use the novel Spraino low-friction shoe patch during indoor sports have a lower risk of lateral ankle sprains than their counterparts who receive usual care, a preliminary trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Graves' Disease and Vertebral Fracture Graves' Disease and Vertebral Fracture
A new study explores the potential link between Graves'disease and the risk for vertebral fracture among postmenopausal women.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

& quot;We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma & quot; & quot;We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma & quot;
Moments before the massive explosion in Beirut, George Azar, MD, a cardiology resident at Saint George Hospital, was checking on a patient as on any other day. Here's the story of what happened next.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Explosion in Beirut:'We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma'Explosion in Beirut:'We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma '
Moments before the massive explosion in Beirut, George Azar, MD, a cardiology resident at Saint George Hospital, was checking on a patient as on any other day. Here's the story of what happened next.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' Less-Lethal' Beanbag Munitions Can Cause Severe Injuries'Less-Lethal' Beanbag Munitions Can Cause Severe Injuries
Beanbag munitions designed to be less than lethal are still far more dangerous than people assume, doctors say in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Lung Risk Factors May Boost Hip Fracture Risk in Smokers Lung Risk Factors May Boost Hip Fracture Risk in Smokers
People who smoke may have lung-specific risk factors such as emphysema that increase the risk of hip fracture, according to an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Preparticipation CV Screening: Who Gets the Red Card? Preparticipation CV Screening: Who Gets the Red Card?
Which cardiac conditions are disqualifying for kids who play sports? From hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to heart transplant, Mayo Clinic's Jonathan Johnson and Bernard Gersh have answers that may surprise you.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Bisphosphonates Reduce Bone Toughness Over Time Bisphosphonates Reduce Bone Toughness Over Time
Using bisphosphonates for several years is associated with increasing brittleness and decreasing toughness of bone, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Common Wrist Fracture Does Not Need Surgical Repair in Most Cases Common Wrist Fracture Does Not Need Surgical Repair in Most Cases
Most scaphoid waist fractures in adults do not need to be repaired surgically, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Pandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine Pandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine
Revenue losses at hospitals and outpatient surgery centers may have exceeded $5 billion from canceled knee and hip replacements alone during a roughly 2-month hiatus on elective procedures in 2020.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Beta-2 Agonists Can Improve Athletes' Speed and Strength Beta-2 Agonists Can Improve Athletes' Speed and Strength
Beta-2 agonists can improve speed and strength in athletes without asthma, according to a new study that also suggests this might be true for versions of these drugs that have not been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Diabetic Amputations Soared Amid Italian Pandemic Lockdown Diabetic Amputations Soared Amid Italian Pandemic Lockdown
Amputation rates skyrocketed at an Italian hospital far from the hardest-hit region amid a mandatory national lockdown, a new study has revealed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diagnosis of Myelopathy Based on Prognostic Factors Diagnosis of Myelopathy Based on Prognostic Factors
A protocol based on factors that predict latent myelopathy may offer a new approach in the diagnostic assessment of patients presenting with lower extremity symptoms.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Interleukin-1-Beta Blockade May Slow Progression of Osteoarthritis Interleukin-1-Beta Blockade May Slow Progression of Osteoarthritis
Interleukin-1-beta is a key player in the osteoarthritis inflammatory process and inhibiting it may help slow the disease process, according to an exploratory analysis of data from the CANTOS trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Timing of Vaccination After Training Timing of Vaccination After Training
Is there an optimal time for athletes to receive an influenza vaccination?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 28, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Affect Peripheral Arterial Calcification in People Without Deficiency High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Affect Peripheral Arterial Calcification in People Without Deficiency
Daily vitamin D supplements of 400, 4,000, or 10,000 IU had no effect on tibial-artery calcification over 3-years in adults without osteoporosis who had adequate vitamin levels at baseline in a study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

A Rheumatologist Who Briefly Became a COVID Hospitalist A Rheumatologist Who Briefly Became a COVID Hospitalist
Rheumatologist Karmela Chan shares her experiences working as a COVID hospitalist.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

#MedBikini: Doctors Call Out Study for Sexism and Discrimination #MedBikini: Doctors Call Out Study for Sexism and Discrimination
The medical Twitter community has railed against a paper that labeled social media posts featuring swimwear and alcoholic beverages as"potentially unprofessional."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 25, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Recommendations for Spine Surgery Evidence-Based Recommendations for Spine Surgery
This article provides a summary of recently published, evidence-based research in the field of spinal surgery.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia for Hip Fracture Surgery Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia for Hip Fracture Surgery
This meta-analysis compared the effect of epidural or spinal versus general anesthesia on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Preop Risk Stratification: Who Needs Medical Consultation? Preop Risk Stratification: Who Needs Medical Consultation?
Preoperative risk stratification is an important component to achieving optimal outcomes for those undergoing spine surgery, but among which patients is it required?Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Skiers Have Increased Risk of Distal Femoral Cortical Irregularity Skiers Have Increased Risk of Distal Femoral Cortical Irregularity
Youth competitive alpine skiers have a higher prevalence of distal femoral cortical irregularities than peers outside the sport, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Flu Drug Blocks Household Spread by 86% Flu Drug Blocks Household Spread by 86%
A single dose of the influenza drug baloxavir marboxil, if given quickly to the family members, can prevent 86% of parents and siblings from falling ill themselves, according to a new Japanese study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Outcomes Similar With Ventral vs Dorsal Approach to CSM Surgery Outcomes Similar With Ventral vs Dorsal Approach to CSM Surgery
However, the randomized trial results also show significantly improved outcomes and about a 50% reduction in cost with laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) compared to fusion surgeries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tanezumab Has Small Effect on Difficult-to-Treat Chronic Low-Back Pain, May Cause Joint Problems in Some Tanezumab Has Small Effect on Difficult-to-Treat Chronic Low-Back Pain, May Cause Joint Problems in Some
Tanezumab produces a small reduction in pain and improves function in patients with chronic low-back pain not adequately controlled by standard-of-care analgesics, according to results from a phase 3 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Share Your Voice: Medscape Physician Assistant Career Satisfaction Report 2020 Share Your Voice: Medscape Physician Assistant Career Satisfaction Report 2020
We'd like your thoughts on this inaugural report, in which PAs share what they like best and least about the job, current scope of practice, and other factors that influence how PAs feel about their careers.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
Blood flow restriction therapy is a new and exciting option for the rehabilitation of muscle injuries. Learn more about the potential benefits of this technique.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

DECT Has Mixed Performance in Differentiating Gout vs CPPD DECT Has Mixed Performance in Differentiating Gout vs CPPD
In a German cohort study of 30 patients, the noninvasive test had high specificity but only moderate to poor sensitivity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Injured and Uninsured, Protesters Get Medical Aid From LA Doctor Injured and Uninsured, Protesters Get Medical Aid From LA Doctor
Dr Amir Moarefi treats injured protesters, especially those without health insurance. It's his mode of protest against racial injustice and a system that he said doesn't treat people of color equally.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Zoledronate After Denosumab Does Not Fully Prevent Bone Loss Zoledronate After Denosumab Does Not Fully Prevent Bone Loss
In postmenopausal women and men treated for at least two years with denosumab, a single infusion of zoledronate given after denosumab discontinuation does not completely prevent bone turnover and loss, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news