Pediatrics

Splints favored for kids' forearm buckle fractures

(Medical Xpress)—Among the most common pediatric injuries seen in emergency rooms are fractures that occur when children fall and try to catch themselves with an outstretched hand.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Researchers develop ultra-thin 'computer on the bone'

A team of University of Arizona researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices, called ...

Surgery

Cancer patients under-referred for orthopedic oncology services

There is a disconnect between the number of cancer patients estimated to have bone metastases and the number of patients who are sent for orthopedic care each year, states an article in the Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS).

Surgery

Early classification predicts one-year trauma outcomes

(HealthDay)—During early recovery, patients with orthopedic trauma can be classified into risk and protective clusters that help to predict 12-month functional and health outcomes, according to a study published online ...

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