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From Nose to Knee: Engineered Cartilage Regenerates Joints

Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report ...

Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it ...

Sport scientists work with Hockeyroos to prevent knee injuries

A new training program devised by researchers at The University of Western Australia has significantly reduced the risk of knee injuries among the Australian Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning women's hockey team, the Hockeyroos. ... Full story

New tool could drastically reduce the number of potential future hip fractures

A new tool is being developed by experts in Manchester which automatically searches medical images for early signs of osteoporosis in the spine by identifying fractures there and could help reduce the number of future potentially fatal hip fractures. ... Full story

Oxidative Stress Is Significant Predictor for Hip Fracture, Research Shows

CINCINNATI—Oxidative stress is a significant predictor for hip fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research led by University of Cincinnati (UC) epidemiologists. ... Full story

Trial shows surgery to repair severe heel fractures 'ineffective.'

Commonly-performed surgery to mend severe heel fractures is no more effective than non-surgical treatment, according to the results of an Arthritis Research UK-funded clinical trial. ... Full story

Researchers discover gene that slows bone loss and promotes bone formation

IMPACT - Osteoporosis and aging-related bone loss is debilitating and painful. With a greater understanding of Wnt4 signaling, researchers are now closer to developing therapeutic agents that could slow down bone loss, regenerate lost bone and inhibit the inflammation associated with osteoporosis and aging-related bone diseases. ... Full story

New cause of osteoarthritis identified

Micro CT scan of the head of a femur (thigh bone) showing the presence of sharp HDMPs on the surface of the bone ... Full story

Are rocker-sole shoes an option for people with osteoarthritis in knees?

CQUniversity academics have been checking whether rocker-sole shoes could be a worthwhile option for people with osteoarthritis in their knees. ... Full story

Researchers determine why tendons break down with age

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring. ... Full story

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