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Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis — according to new research. New findings show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months. » Read more Source: ScienceDaily

Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone […]

Four weeks of riding an e-bike promotes fitness and health

The role of the e-bike in promoting health and fitness is comparable to that of a conventional bicycle. In particular, overweight and untrained individuals can benefit from riding an e-bike. » Read more Source: ScienceDaily

No one-size-fits-all for hydrating during sports

“Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment,” said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surgery

Sarah Tierney, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study to examine the correlation of anesthetic technique and mortality in patients undergoing hip fracture fixation over a 13-year period. A total of 2,591 patients who underwent hip fracture fixation were identified; 883 of these in the SA group were matched to […]

Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Marginal structural models were used to examine dynamic associations between depressive symptoms and pain over 48 months among older adults (n = 2,287) with radiographic knee OA (Kellgren/Lawrence grade 2 or 3) in the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Depressive symptoms at each annual visit were assessed (threshold ≥16) using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. OA […]

When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can “return to sport” is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they’re minors) and from the media, especially if I’m being interviewed about a professional athlete. The answer is rarely […]

Improving outcomes for serious knee injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a million people annually, many of them athletes. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a […]

Think that hip pain is bursitis? Think again.

Hip bursitis — an inflammation between your thighbone and nearby tendons — is commonly diagnosed when patients have pain on the outer side of the hip. However, several other conditions can cause similar pain, and require different treatments. “Doctors often assume that pain on the outer side of the hip is due to bursitis. But […]

New Hip-Replacement Study Anticipates Growth

Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study. » Read more Source: Drugwatch

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