Joint/Bone Health

 

Total Joint Surgery May Lower Fall Risk

October 22, 2020

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons shows that patients with advanced osteoarthritis who undergo total joint replacement, significantly lower their risk of falls after surgery as compared to patients who opt out of surgery.

Surgery May Be Best Option for Sciatica

October 15, 2020

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this year of patients with sciatica lasting longer than four months due to lumbar disk herniation, finds that microdiskectomy was superior to nonsurgical care in controlling pain six months post-op.

Strength Training May Not Be Necessary Before TKA

September 30, 2020

Preoperative knee extensor muscle strength training in patients with knee osteoarthritis may have no clinical effect on total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a systematic review published online this month in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

Low Vitamin D May Worsen COVID-19

September 16, 2020

Improving vitamin D status might decrease the risk of developing severe respiratory distress and death in COVID-19 cases, shows an observational study presented September 11 at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) which was held virtually this week.

Bisphosphonate Use Associated with Increased Fracture Risk

September 16, 2020

Bisphosphonate use, especially for more than five years, is associated with an increased risk of atypical femoral fractures, but this risk falls considerably after discontinuation, according to a Nationwide Danish an analysis and review presented on September 13 at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting which was held virtually.

Teriparatide for Bone Formation in Hip Fractures

September 16, 2020

Teriparatide, a recombinant human parathyroid hormone analog [rhPTH(1-34)] approved for women and men with osteoporosis, has been shown to renew bone tissue in patients with femoral neck fractures of the hip, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting which was held this week.

Q&A: Vitamin D and Bone Mineral Density

September 14, 2020

High-dose vitamin D supplementation compared with standard-dose vitamin D supplementation resulted in a greater loss of volumetric bone mineral density in women but not men, according to study data presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting which is being held virtually.

Q&A: Anabolic Agents for Osteoporosis

September 14, 2020

Three months of treatment with the osteoporosis drug abaloparatide (Tymlos, Radius) has a robust effect on bone formation in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to a study presented on Sept. 12 at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting which is being held virtually.

How long does a shoulder replacement last?

September 03, 2020

Shoulder replacement surgeries are more common in the United States as a treatment for end-stage degenerative conditions. Researchers writing in the current issue of The Lancet Rheumatology, find that most shoulder replacements last longer than 10 years.