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  • Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

    Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.

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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.

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  • 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 & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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  • What you need to know about shoulder pain � and shoulder surgery

    Shoulder surgery can be the solution to all sorts of shoulder problems related to the surrounding muscles, known as the rotator cuff, or the shoulder joint itself. Appropriate shoulder pain treatment such as shoulder surgery is usually determined following assessment by an orthopaedic surgeon. That assessment will include a detailed medical history, a thorough physical examination and investigations such as X-rays and ultrasound.

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  • Magnetic surgical cement heals spinal fractures, provides targeted drug delivery

    Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement. While kyphoplasty can stabilize the bone, cancer patients are still often left with spinal column tumors that are very hard to reach with conventional chemotherapy, which has to cross the blood-brain barrier when delivered intravenously.

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