March 2013

Bone Fracture Healing Found To Take Longer In Patients Who Smoke

Numerous studies have detailed the detrimental effect of smoking on human health. However, very few have undertaken to determine how smoking affects the healing process after bone fractures or its potential to increase the risk of post-operative complications such as infection. A research team from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania´s

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Adolescent Runners May Be Better Off Ditching Cushioned Heel Trainers

Nowadays, many athletes run in cushioned heel trainers but that may not be the best choice for the long term and may affect performance in a negative way. These are the conclusions drawn by a research team from the University of Kansas Hospital, which examined the impact of running shoes (or lack thereof) on the

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New Hip Or Knee Can Significantly Improve Sex Life

When dealing with arthritis patients, doctors seldom broach the subject of sex. However, research has shown that physical and emotional intimacy is profoundly affected by joint pain and stiffness. Now a US study has revealed that total knee or hip replacement significantly improves sexual function, self-esteem and well-being in people with severe osteoarthritis (OA), Arthritis

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Potential Long-Term Impact For Young People With Sports Injuries

A new study in Canada has looked at how sport-related knee injuries in young people can impact on long-term joint health and functionality. In particular, the researchers at the University of Calgary wanted to examine the association between sports injuries and the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) three to ten years after the initial injury.

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