Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New osteoporosis drug combination outperforms current alternatives

A combination of two FDA-approved osteoporosis drugs with different mechanisms of action was found to increase bone density better than treatment with either drug alone in a small clinical trial. As reported in paper receiving ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Teriparatide injections improve pedicle bone quality

(HealthDay)—Daily injection of teriparatide significantly reduces the incidence of pedicle screw (PS) loosening at one year following surgery to correct degenerative spondylolisthesis in osteoporotic postmenopausal women, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Teriparatide ups bone union for women with osteoporosis

(HealthDay)—Injections of teriparatide are more effective than oral bisphosphonate for bone union after instrumented lumbar posterolateral fusion in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, according to a study published ...

Medical research

Scientists discover way to jumpstart bone's healing process

Rarely will physicians use the word "miraculous" when discussing patient recoveries. But that's the very phrase orthopaedic physicians and scientists are using in upstate New York to describe their emerging stem cell research ...