Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery
Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers…
Treating Spinal Pain with Replacement Discs Made of “Engineered Living Tissue” Moves Closer to Reality
For the first time, bioengineered spinal discs were successfully implanted and provided long-term function in the largest animal model ever evaluated for tissue-engineered disc replacement. A new Penn…
Pilates Provides a Range of Benefits for Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions
A Musculoskeletal Care study is the first to investigate individual perceptions of the impact of a Pilates exercise programme on the daily lives of people with chronic conditions.
Menopause contributes to a decline in muscle strength – a crucial factor of functional independence in old age
A recent study of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä has found that menopausal status is associated with skeletal muscle function among middle-aged women….
How a Mediterranean diet could reduce osteoporosis
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings show that sticking…