Osteoporosis sufferers given hope with vibrating 'bathroom scales' developed by Nasa
Marodyne LiV - a vibrating device, resembling a set of bathroom scales - produces gentle vibrations that travel up through the legs, stimulating the growth of new bone cells (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobilization With Movement Improves Pain and Function on Knee Osteoarthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Factors That Predict Radiographic Progression of Ankylosing Spondylitis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Physically Active RA Patients Are Less Likely to Report Cognitive Difficulties
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Ultrasound Imaging Endpoints Fail to Provide Benefit in Patients With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

History of Abuse Tied to Worse Fibromyalgia
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Bone and Joint in Brief
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Bone and Joint in Brief Source Type: news

Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter CME Quiz
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Quiz Source Type: news

Emergency Departments: Super-Expensive Back Care
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Pattern of fractures among road traffic accident victims requiring hospitalization: single-institution experience in Saudi Arabia - Aloudah AA, Almesned FA, Alkanan AA, Alharbi T.
Introduction A bone fracture is a medical condition in which there is a partial or complete break in the continuity of the bone. One of the factors causing bone fractures is Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs), which is the first leading cause of death among peo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

Results Validating the Versatility of NuVasive's MaXcess(R) Retractor in Prone Single-Position XLIF(R) and Posterior Fixation Published in The European Spine Journal
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, today annou... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery NuVasive, pro-XLIF, MaXcess, retractor, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jabil Healthcare Unites Several Businesses
Jabil Inc. is consolidating its healthcare businesses under Jabil Healthcare. These include Jabil’s embedded-sensors business, its injection molding business through Nypro, and its orthopedics, spine, trauma, and medical instruments operations acquired from Johnson & Johnson. The company’s strategy “allows us to be unified in our approach to our customers, to understand their needs and roadmap, and to understand how to offer them value,” Steve Borges, CEO and EVP of Jabil Healthcare (pictured above), told MD+DI. One of those needs includes keeping ...
Source: MDDI - February 13, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non - Hispanic blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
Movement - based mind - body interventions could be effective alternatives to drugs, surgery, injections (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Regenexx, First to Use Stem Cells in Orthopedic Therapy, Marks 15th Anniversary
More than 90,000 procedures performed BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 12, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Regenexx, the world's largest, cohesive physician group dedicated to practicing advanced orthobiologics and the first to use stem cells ... Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic Regenexx, orthobiologic, stem cell (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome
This article provides a summary of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of acute compartment syndrome.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene therapy prevents disorders with alcohol exposure in ALDH2 deficiency
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that gene therapy to treat one of the most common hereditary disorders, aldehyde dehydrogenase type 2 (ALDH2) deficiency, may prevent increased risk for esophageal cancer and osteoporosis associated with chronic alcohol exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postmenopause vitamin D deficiency associated with disc degeneration and lower back pain
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men, likely as a result of decreasing estrogen levels during menopause. A new study demonstrates that vitamin D deficiency, smoking, high body mass index (BMI), and osteoporosis are risk factors for greater back pain. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pele Is Depressed, Reclusive Due to Health Issues, Says Son Pele Is Depressed, Reclusive Due to Health Issues, Says Son
Brazilian soccer great Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Surgical treatment of traumatic thoracolumbar fractures: a retrospective review of 101 cases - Muratore M, Allasia S, Viglierchio P, Abbate M, Aleotti S, Masse A, Bistolfi A.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of vertebral stabilisation after acute traumatic thoracolumbar fractures, correlating the outcome with patient clinical data, type and location of fracture, presence of neurological damage, timing of surgical intervention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injectable drug for faster healing of bone fractures prepares for clinical trials
(Purdue University) Novosteo, a Purdue University-affiliated startup, is moving closer to the start of clinical trials for a novel injectable drug that is targeted to heal broken bones faster and strengthen weak bones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marriage status predicts hospital outcomes following orthopedic trauma - Konda SR, Gonzalez LJ, Johnson JR, Friedlander S, Egol KA.
INTRODUCTION: Rising costs of post-acute care facilities for both the patient and payers make discharge home after hospital stay, with or without home help, a favorable alternative for all parties. Our objectives were to assess the effect of marital status... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

In-hospital mortality does not increase in patients aged over 85  years after hip fracture surgery. a retrospective observational study in a Japanese tertiary hospital - Fujita Y, Shimada K, Sato T, Akatsu M, Nishikawa K, Kanno A, Aizawa T.
INTRODUCTION: Hip fracture is a common and serious orthopedic injury among the geriatric population, necessitating surgical treatment. We tested whether age is a significant risk factor for in-hospital mortality after surgery in this retrospective cohort s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The proof that positive thinking may help you heal faster
Rebecca Wallersteiner was hurrying to the British Library when she slipped on wet leaves, falling on her hip. Her consultant orthopaedic surgeon, explained that she had fractured neck of femur. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Tenon Medical, Inc. Releases the Results of the First Post-Clearance Clinical Study
SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Tenon Medical, Inc., a manufacturer of instruments and implants for sacroiliac joint fusion surgery, today announced the completion of the first phase of its post-approval clini... Devices, Orthopaedic Tenon Medical, Catamaran, Sacroiliac Joint Fixation, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can an integrative care approach improve physical function trajectories after orthopaedic trauma? A randomized controlled trial - Zdziarski-Horodyski L, Vasilopoulos T, Horodyski M, Hagen JE, Sadasivan KS, Sharififar S, Patrick M, Guenther R, Vincent HK.
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic trauma patients frequently experience mobility impairment, fear-related issues, self-care difficulties, and work-related disability [12, 13]. Recovery from trauma-related injuries is dependent upon injury severity as well as psychos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Opioid prescription patterns at emergency department discharge for children with fractures - Drendel AL, Brousseau DC, Casper TC, Bajaj L, Alessandrini EA, Grundmeier RW, Chamberlain JM, Goyal MK, Olsen CS, Alpern ER.
OBJECTIVE: To measure the variability in discharge opioid prescription practices for children discharged from the emergency department (ED) with a long-bone fracture. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of pediatric ED visits in 2015. SETTING: Fou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increasing Surgical Precision
This spring orthopedic trauma surgeons will have a new digital tool for implant, instrument, and anatomic alignment procedures that rely on fluoroscopic imaging—PhantomMSK Trauma, which just received FDA 510(K) clearance. Created by OrthoGrid Systems, the PhantomMSK platform aims to correct image distortion caused by external electromagnetic interference and the mapping of the planar image on a curved input phosphor, the company explained in a news release. Such distortion can impact image integrity and risk malalignment. In addition to PhantomMSK Trauma, the platform supports Hip and Hip Preservation app...
Source: MDDI - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

When Does Executive Function Happen?
Discussion Executive function (EF) is the “…cognitive processes that facilitate goal-directed action and problem solving, such as working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control, and self-monitoring. EF skills are important for the conscious, effortful control of thoughts and behaviors.” EF allow us to inhibit ingrained behaviors that could get us into trouble, e.g. shouting out in a classroom, driving the wrong-way down a one-way street. EF also allow us to pay attention to what is meaningful for the time and situation e.g. academic testing, paying attention to traffic and not the radio while...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 10, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical breakthrough: New drug which REGROWS bones to be released in weeks
A TREATMENT which boosts the formation of new bone and stops its loss in osteoporosis patients is being examined by the government drug watchdog. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS doctors are making thousands by plugging BMWs, deodorant and snacks on Instagram
One trainee orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Joshua Wolrich, was allegedly paid £4,000 to encourage his 244,000 Instagram followers to eat red meat, without mentioning NHS health guidelines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomechanical impact testing of synthetic versus human cadaveric tibias for predicting injury risk during pedestrian-vehicle collisions - Cameron MW, Schemitsch EH, Zdero R, Quenneville CE.
Objective: The tibia is the most commonly fractured long bone in a pedestrian-vehicle collision. The standard injury assessment tool is the "legform," a device that mimics the human lower limb under impact loads. These devices are designed to identi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Extreme Weight Loss: Patients Shed Serious Pounds Extreme Weight Loss: Patients Shed Serious Pounds
Although many primary care physicians struggle with how to treat obesity, some patients are finding ways to achieve extreme weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do Your Devices Meet Physicians ’ Needs?
You’ve invested a lot of time ensuring your medical device meets user needs, but could those needs have changed? As healthcare evolves thanks to robotics, value-based care, the rise of ambulatory surgery centers, remote procedures, and more, the needs of surgeons and other physicians and healthcare practitioners are evolving, too. Physicians will come together at the upcoming MD&M West 2020 conference to discuss what is missing in the world of medtech in the panel discussion, Tech Talk Panel: Physician's Perspectives: Unmet Needs, Design, & New Technologies in Medtech. Participating on the panel w...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

Nanox, USARad partner to bring 3,000 systems to the U.S.
Medical technology company Nanox has partnered with teleradiology services...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nanox raises additional $26M for x-ray system USARad inks distribution deal with Siemens USARad.com, Zebra partner to identify bone fractures USARad.com joins forces with Chinese mobile health firm USARad.com lands Kuwait telerad deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Survival rates and prosthetic complications of implant fixed complete dental prostheses: An up to 5-year retrospective study
ConclusionsHigh survival rates were observed with both MR and MC IFCDPs. No significant difference was found between MR and MC groups in terms of patient satisfaction, as well as total number of prosthetic complications. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Neck and Cervical Spine Injuries in NCAA Athletes Neck and Cervical Spine Injuries in NCAA Athletes
A better understanding of the epidemiology of neck and cervical spine injuries among NCAA athletes could have important implications for injury prevention and management.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Changes in Fatigue After Resistance Exercise Changes in Fatigue After Resistance Exercise
After a resistance exercise session, both men and women experienced similar changes in fatigue. Could these findings impact our understanding of athletic performance?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Twin Cities Orthopedics buys naming rights for Vadnais Heights sports center
Ramsey County on Tuesday approved a deal that will give Twin Cities Orthopedics the naming rights for the Vadnais Sports Center. KSTP reports on the decision by Ramsey commissioners, who unanimously approved the nearly $2 million, 15-year agreement that will rename the facility the TCO Sports Garden. Twin Cities Ortho will pay $60,000 for the first year, then $135,000 each year afterward (for a total of $1.95 million) as p art of the deal. The medical provider will also get 5,500 square feet of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes ’ Bones?
Race walkers on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet showed early signs indicative of bone loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Diet and Nutrition Weight Bones Carbohydrates Racewalking Osteoporosis Source Type: news

University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Fellowship - Dr. Austin V. Stone
Position: Sports Medicine Research Fellow Positions: 1 Years: 1 Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Time: Approximately June 2020 - June 2021 Salary: A monthly stipend is provided.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Orthopedic Surgery/Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Research Fellowship
The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Research Fellowship began at Kernan Hospital (University of Maryland) in 1989 and moved to Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 2001 when the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics was built. The program has trained over 100 clinical and research fellows since its inception.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

NHS looks to grab private sector work with major reconfiguration
A health system is proposing to consolidate seven NHS units that deliver inpatient elective orthopaedic surgery into two — aimed partly at capturing activity from the private sector. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking during pregnancy increases fracture risk in children
According to a study published inBMJ, smoking during pregnancy increases fracture risk and reduces bone health during children’s first year of life.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Double X-ray vision helps tuberculosis and osteoporosis research
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) With an X-ray combination technique, scientists have traced nanocarriers for tuberculosis drugs within cells with very high precision. The method combines two scanning X-ray measurements and can locate minute amounts of metals in biological samples at very high resolution, as the team reports in the journal Scientific Reports. To illustrate its versatility, the researchers have also used the combination method to map the calcium content in human bone, an analysis that can benefit osteoporosis research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparison of four quality of life inventories for patients with traumatic brain injuries and orthopedic injuries - Harfmann E, Deroon-Cassini T, McCrea M, Nader AM, Nelson LD.
The value of assessing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in TBI patients has been increasingly recognized in recent years. Yet, research examining generic and TBI-specific quality of life (QOL) methodologies within this population has been limited, re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Should the development of orthopaedic trauma nursing be a priority in low to middle income countries? A scoping review - Klunder-Rosser J.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic orthopaedic injuries are responsible for 5.8 million deaths every year, with 90% occurring in low to middle income countries. Nursing is an under-utilised resource in global trauma care and little research exists into the availability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news