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14:00 ET Microbiome manipulation decelerates osteoarthritis progression

The gastrointestinal microbiome is currently a hot topic of research concerning serious diseases affecting large portions of the world's...


Jan 31, 2017, 13:15 ET Orthopaedic Procedures: The Impact on Professional Athlete Performance

Professional athletes are highly susceptible to orthopaedic injuries due to the inherent physical nature of their work. While types of orthopaedic...


Mar 09, 2016, 10:05 ET Making Bones Young Again

As we get older, our ability to heal after breaking a bone declines. This leads to a prolonged healing time and, in some instances, the bone does...


Mar 08, 2016, 16:07 ET Improving the Lives of Amputees

 In the United States, there are hundreds of thousands of amputees caused by trauma alone, and this number is expected to steadily rise as the...


Mar 08, 2016, 10:30 ET Understanding Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects millions of people. Osteoarthritis affects the entire joint, progressively destroying the articular...


Jun 10, 2014, 17:17 ET Telemetric Implants: An "Inside" Look at How Your Running Shoes Affect Your Knees

Deciding what shoes to wear is a part of getting dressed each morning.  Most people choose their shoe based on fashion or function, or a...


Mar 18, 2014, 14:05 ET 3D Printing of Bone Replacement Material

Currently, there are few methods for healing large bone gaps that occur as a result of injury.  The standard method of treatment...


Mar 17, 2014, 13:30 ET Keeping Tendons Young

No one likes getting older.  In addition to the complaints of gray hair and wrinkles, there are other more serious concerns.  Adults...


Mar 17, 2014, 12:17 ET ACL Injury May Accelerate Osteoarthritis

ACL injuries are extremely common, especially in pivoting sports.  The injury involves a torn ligament and produces instability in the shorter...


Dec 19, 2013, 17:00 ET Santa Visits the Doctor: a "Joint" Effort

It's a cold, wintery day at the North Pole. Santa is busy with last minute preparations for the big day.  However, after centuries of going...


Sep 03, 2013, 11:39 ET Football Helmet Research Aimed at Reducing Concussion Injury

 As warm summer days give way to cooler temperatures, thoughts turn to fall.  Kids are back in school, leaves are turning brilliant...


Jan 28, 2013, 12:07 ET New Hope for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Currently there is no effective treatment used in clinical practice for patients with an injured spinal cord.  However, a group of...


Jan 28, 2013, 10:15 ET New Evidence Linking Obesity and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition affecting millions of adults.  The break-down of cartilage in the joints can be painful and debilitating. ...


Jan 25, 2013, 11:15 ET Periodic Knee Injections of Synovium Stem Cells May Delay Cartilage Degeneration

Osteoarthritis is a very common joint disorder.  Due to age and normal wear and tear on the joints, the cartilage that protects the joint...


Jan 25, 2013, 10:19 ET Activity Intensity Matters More than Quantity for Making Joint Replacements Last, Helping Patients Protect Their Artificial Joints

Joint replacements have a limited lifespan. Implant wear is usually to blame for the necessary revision surgery.  Despite new breakthroughs...


Jan 22, 2013, 10:17 ET Orthopaedic Research Society Holds Video Outreach Competition to Explain Why Everyone Should Care About Orthopaedic Research

 What do you get when you ask orthopaedic scientists to create a three-minute video explaining their work in simple terms?  The...


Feb 22, 2009, 07:30 ET Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

Study finds that using statins may be useful in treatment for degenerative disc disease Back pain, a hallmark of degenerative disc disease, sends...


Feb 22, 2009, 07:30 ET Breast Cancer Patients May Have a New Treatment Option When Cancer Spreads

New procedure could offer a safer, more convenient treatment for spine tumors For orthopaedic researcher Joyce Keyak, Ph.D., finding ways to...