A $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) has been awarded to Kevin Baker, Ph.D., director of Orthopedic Research at Beaumont Health in southeast Michigan. The funds will be used to further research that could help slow the arthritis that occurs after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury—known as post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA).
Becoming more sensitive to pain, or pain sensitization, is an important risk factor for developing persistent knee pain in osteoarthritis (OA), according to a new study by researchers from the Université de Montréal (UdeM) School of Rehabilitation and Hôpital Maisonneuve Rosemont Research Centre (CRHMR) in collaboration with researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). These findings have just been published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology.
“The system offers a comprehensive suite of versatile multiple-trajectory locking options including patented OrthoXel micromotion for controlled axial movement with exceptional torsional stability to promote callus formation. Additional locking options include recon and rigid interlocking for unstable proximal femoral fractures.”
According to the FDA, the system is intended for “immobilization and stabilization of the posterior, non-cervical spine in skeletally mature patients as an adjunct to fusion for the following indications: degenerative disc disease (defined as back pain of discogenic origin
A team of scientists from Toronto and Calgary in Canada may provide a ray of hope for those experiencing the destruction of articular joints—whether knees or facet joints—by osteoarthritis (OA).
New research has found evidence of an association between cataracts and increased risks of osteoporosis and fractures. The work, “Association Between Cataract and Risks of Osteoporosis and Fracture: A Nationwide Cohort Study,” appears in the October 3, 2018 edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.