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CATARACTS LINKED TO OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE?

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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.

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Global Foot & Ankle Devices Market Growth 2018-2023

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Foot and ankle devices are used in the treatment of injuries, which are caused by diseases or disorders, such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, diabetic foot, bunions, hammertoes, and several other diseases, like trauma and neurological disorders.

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UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY FOR ALL PATIENTS?

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Antonia Chen, M.D., M.B.A., with the department of orthopedics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, told OTW, “In this era of value driven care, it is important to assess surgical and nonsurgical options with regards to their cost-effectiveness.

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RESEARCHERS PURSING NOVEL LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION

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“The mechanical properties of the tendon that you’re using to replace the ligament are similar but not identical, so over time the tendons … start to become lax and pull apart,” Salas said. “There is not an ideal surgical treatment to address that issue.”

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STUDY: UNUSUALLY HIGH CHANCE OF SECONDARY FRACTURES IN MEN

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New research from Canada (unpublished) has found that men had a 3x higher risk of a secondary fracture within one year of a first fracture compared to those who did not, while the risk for women with a prior fracture was only 1.8x higher compared to women without one.

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