Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions.
A new study discovered that genes that have long been known to regulate bone formation before birth also govern bone healing later in life.
A Michigan Medicine study has identified a new potential target for treating osteoarthritis – a debilitating joint disease that affects over 31 million Americans and is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
Tufts University scientists recently devised a technique to produce silk-based materials that do not stick to water, or almost anything else containing water.
Researchers at Penn Medicine have found that when cells are impacted by the disease, the physical structure of their genome changes.
The IL-6 protein family has a poor reputation for promoting inflammation, arthritis, autoimmune disease, and even cancer.
The existing methods for the regeneration of injured cartilage generate tissue that breaks down. This deterioration eventually leads to osteoarthritis—the commonly seen form of arthritis—affecting over 32.5 million grown-ups in the United States, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation.
Bacterial infections associated with medical implants place a major burden on healthcare and cause great suffering to patients across the world.
Ligament injuries that affect scores of regular citizens and athletes are sidelined every year. Added to this, recovery is painful and takes a long time and, at times, a return to normal function is never achieved because of the formation of scars—an aspect that makes ligament injuries inclined to more damage.
Stem cells are cell factories that constantly divide themselves to create new cells. Implanting stem cells in damaged organs can regenerate new tissues.
Findings from a new study among mice show a diet high in dried plum (prunes) completely prevents bone loss associated with spinal cord injury (SCI), while also restoring some of the bone lost following SCI.