Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Don't believe everything you read on the net about vertebroplasty

Most websites with information on vertebroplasty – a procedure in which a special medical-grade cement mixture is injected into a fractured vertebra – do not paint the full picture about the pros, cons and alternatives ...

Overweight & Obesity

Foot, knee and hip pain a problem in obese children

feet, ankles, knees and hips - contributes to both poor physical function and a reduced quality of life in obese children, according to a new study by Dr. Sharon Bout-Tabaku and colleagues, from Nationwide Children's Hospital ...

Medical research

Engineering a better hip implant

University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vertebroplasty reportedly provides better pain relief and function

An analysis of published data in the medical literature has found that vertebroplasty can provide more pain relief and better function for patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures than nonoperative treatments. ...

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