November 2013

Drinking Too Much Milk In Earlier Life May Heighten Risk Of Hip Fractures In Men

It is a common belief that boys who drink more milk grow up with stronger bones. But according to a new research, drinking too much milk during adolescence not only fails to alleviate the risk of hip fractures later in life but could even increase that risk in men by stimulating height.

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Timing Of Hip Fracture Surgery Has Major Impact On Patient Outcomes

Results from a controlled trial carried out by a team of Canadian researchers show that the timing of surgery for hip fractures in elderly people may have a substantial impact on the outcome for patients. According to the researchers from McMaster University, early intervention for a fractured hip helps patients recover better.

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Belgian Study Of New Knee Ligament Could Revolutionise ACL Injury Treatment

Back in 1879, a French surgeon claimed that humans had an additional ligament on the knee anterior. After four years of researching the matter, two Belgian doctors have ascertained the existence of this mystery ligament and provided the medical community with its first full anatomical description. Their efforts could prove of tremendous importance for people

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UK Demand For Hip, Knee Surgery Leaps By 92% Over Last Decade

The number of hip and knee operations performed in the UK rose dramatically in the decade to 2012, according to a new report from the Medical Technology Group (MTG). The increase amounts to 92%, taking the number from 72,006 to 138,281. The research also suggests that the longest wait is in store for patients needing

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