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Implant-Specific Blood Metal Ion Levels Can Effectively Identify Patients at Low Risk of Adverse Reactions after 'Metal on Metal' Hip Replacement

Patients with "metal on metal" (MoM) artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). A study in the September 20, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery confirms that blood metal .

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Knee Surgery, regrown cartilage cells, Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation

Novel Knee Surgery Utilizes Patient’s Regrown Cartilage Cells

Vanderbilt’s Scott Arthur, M.D., recently performed the state’s first knee surgery using a newly approved implant containing a patient’s regrown cartilage cells.

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Orthopedic, Orthopaedic, Orthopedic Surgeon, Back Pain, Back Pain Research, Back Pain Treatment, Beaumont Health, Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Low Back Pain

Beaumont Health First and Only Michigan Health System to Test Chronic Low Back Pain Device

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About two-thirds of U.S. adults will struggle with low back pain during their lifetime. ReActiv8 is a surgically-implanted device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves in key lower back muscles. Unlike other nerve treatments, ReActiv8 does not mask a patient’s pain.

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Hospital For Special Surgery, Foot Pain, Foot Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Framingham foot study, kinetic chain

Foot Pain? New Study Says Look at Hip and Knee for Complete Diagnosis

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A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery and Harvard Medical School suggests new guidelines may be in order for evaluating and treating lower extremity pain. They found a significant association between foot pain and knee or hip pain.

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Clues on a Successful Vaccine, Tick Saliva, Natural Immune Response, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

The latest research, features, and experts on HIV and AIDS.

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Endocrine Society Announces 2018 Laureate Award Winners

The Endocrine Society today announced it has selected 14 leaders in the endocrinology field as winners of its prestigious 2018 Laureate Awards.

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Electrical Stimulation Therapy, Transcutaneous Stimulation, Epidural Spinal Stimulation, Intraspinal Stimulation, TENS, spinal cord injury (SCI), spinal cord injury research, Paralysis

Electrical Stimulation Improves Paralyzed Patients’ Function

Nearly 282,000 people in the U.S. live with paralysis following a spinal cord injury (SCI). A review of more than 90 studies found that electrical stimulation may help restore function in those paralyzed after SCI. The article is published in Physiology.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) , Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc, Cyber-Physical Systems Frontier Award, brain-computer interface, Paraplegia, bionic suit, Charles Liu, USC Neurorestoration Center, Neuroprosthetics, Regenerative Medicine, Walking, artificial sensation, robotic exoskeleton, Spinal Cord Injury, University Of California Irvine, Caltech, sp

$8 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Fund Development of a “Bionic Suit” to Help People with Paraplegia Walk

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The Keck School of Medicine of USC is one of three institutions to share a highly competitive Cyber-Physical Systems Frontier grant to develop a brain-computer interface to restore walking and lower extremity sensation for people with paraplegia

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Bone Marrow Transplant, bone marrow donor, Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells, Donate Life, aplastic anemia, Chemotheraphy, platelet injections, Stem Cells, stem cell donor, Blood Transfusion, blood transfusion threshold, Blood Transfusions, be the match, be the match registry, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia, Double Pneumonia, Pneumonia

Alabama Man Finally Meets the Woman From Germany— His One in 24 Million Match — Who Saved His Life with Her Bone Marrow Donation

Alina Franke registered to donate her bone marrow in Hamburg, Germany, in 2009. She wound up being the one person in 24 million around the world on the Be The Match registry to be the perfect match that Jimmy Roberson needed.

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Osteoporosis, Fragility Fractures, bone formation , Bone Resorption, romosozumab

New Drug Shown to Lower Risk of Fracture in Women with Osteoporosis

A new drug that boosts bone formation has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis when compared to one of the most commonly used osteoporosis medications, according to findings from UAB reported online in NEJM.







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