Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bone fragility variants linked to concordant pediatric skeleton

(HealthDay)—Established bone fragility variants are associated with a concordant phenotypic model of the pediatric skeleton but not with discordant phenotypic models, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the ...

Surgery

Routine bisphosphonate treatment for women over age 65

Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss affecting more than 44 million Americans and contributing to an estimated 2 million bone fractures each year. A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For men, income linked to changes in bone mineral density

(HealthDay)—For men, income, but not self-identified race/ethnicity or genetic ancestry, is associated with annualized percentage changes in bone mineral density (BMD), according to a study published in the December issue ...

Surgery

Sleep disturbance following acute fractures not related to injury

Sleep disturbance is an extremely common complaint following orthopaedic trauma. In a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers assessed the functional ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study aims to define risk factors for falls in post-menopausal women

A new study appearing in the March issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) showed that women with distal radius (wrist) fractures had decreased strength compared to similar patients without fractures. This could ...