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First new treatment for osteoporosis for over a decade

Written by | 9 Apr 2022

Thousands of people in England and Wales with severe osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture are set to benefit from a new treatment – romosozumab (Evenity™, […]

Potential target for treating osteoporosis

Written by | 15 Feb 2022

Channels on the surface of bone cells called osteocytes help build stronger bones in response to mechanical stress, shows a study published today in eLife. This discovery may help […]

How obesity damages the skeletal muscle metabolism

Written by | 5 Dec 2021

A decline in metabolism and endurance of skeletal muscle is commonly observed in obese patients, but the underlying mechanism is not well-understood. A research team led by Dr […]

Patient-specific plates may help heal collarbone fractures

Written by | 29 Nov 2021

Fractures of the clavicle, or collarbone, are common. Unfortunately, current fixation plates that are used to surgically stabilize these fractures are suboptimal, leading to reoperation rates of up […]

Same-day discharge for hip and knee replacement surgery is safe and feasible in high-risk patients, study suggests

Written by | 4 Nov 2021

Same-day discharge after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) is safe in some patients classified as “high risk” – with no increase in complications or other […]

Stem cell population identified as key for bone regeneration

Written by | 26 Oct 2021

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are thought to have great potential in the field of regenerative medicine, which has the aim of restoring damaged tissues. However, not much was […]

New online platform facilitates recognition for Fracture Liaison Services

Written by | 21 Oct 2021

The International Osteoporosis Foundation’s (IOF) Capture the Fracture® program has launched a new, enhanced online platform to enable coordinated post-fracture care services (including ‘Fracture Liaison Services’, or FLS) to […]

EASD 2021: Osteoporosis drug appears to lower diabetes risk

Written by | 5 Oct 2021

Treatment with alendronate, an osteoporosis drug, appears to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on Sept. 26, 2021 at the annual meeting of the […]

Drug cocktail reduces aging-associated disc degeneration

Written by | 12 Sep 2021

Chronic back pain affects upwards of 15 million adults in the US, racking up billions in healthcare costs and lost work days. Degeneration of the discs that cushion […]

Cognitive decline linked to bone loss and fracture risk

Written by | 5 Aug 2021

New research carried out under the auspices of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) has found that cognitive decline is linked with accelerated bone loss and an increased […]

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