Obesity increases risk of complications after shoulder joint replacement surgery
For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), higher body mass index is linked to increased complications -- including the need for 'revision' surgery, reports a new study.
New class drug significantly reduces spine fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
In postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, 12 months treatment with romosozumab was associated with rapid and large reductions in their risk of a vertebral fracture compared to placebo, research shows.
Patients\' own fat tissue can help treat joint problems
A new device gently suctions, processes and uses a patient?s own fat tissue to provide a potential source of stem cells and growth factors to promote healing.
Shoulder pad foam layer plays role in fewer concussions, researchers find
A simple modification to hockey players' shoulder pads could have an impact on shoulder-to-head contact, the most common cause of concussions in ice hockey, say researchers.