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2011-09-08 11:41:36

Further studies needed to confirm progression to osteoarthritis of the hip Hip impingement (femoracetabular impingement) may be a risk factor of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. A new study reveals that the presence of an underlying deformity, known as cam impingement, is associated with hip damage in young men without any arthritis symptoms and detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Full findings are now published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College...

2011-09-06 07:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog is dramatically expanding its national initiative involving the osteoporosis drug called Fosamax, and women who may have suffered out of the blue fractures to their femur, or thigh bone. According to the FDA, "typically these fractures occurred after using Fosamax for five years, or more." The US Drug Watchdog says, "In the instance of Fosamax, we are talking about women, whose leg simply broke. They did not fall, they did not run into something, their femur bone simply...

2011-08-09 00:00:28

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports that the first case management conference in the DePuy Pinnacle hip systems multidistrict litigation will go forward on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Currently, all federal lawsuits filed by individuals who underwent a total hip replacement and received a DePuy Pinnacle hip prosthesis, have been consolidated and are pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, the first case...

2011-07-19 15:35:48

New study links high rates of osteoarthritis in athletes to femur damage during adolescence, as a result of participation in high-intensity sports Vigorous sports activities, like basketball, during childhood and adolescence can cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes, resulting in a deformed hip with reduced rotation and pain during movement. This may explain why athletes are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than more sedentary individuals, according to Dr. Klaus...

2011-07-11 20:10:08

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a group of patients who may have increased difficulty for surgical treatment of a snapping psoas, a condition that usually develops because a teenager or young adult has a pelvis that grows faster than their psoas tendon. The study will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), held July 7-11 in San Diego. "The conclusion from this study is that you should be cautious about...

2011-07-11 20:06:43

Arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis is successful in terms of restoring range of motion, according to results from a recent Hospital for Special Surgery study. The study will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, held July 7-11 in San Diego. "This is the first study to show that in patients who are being treated for hip impingement with arthroscopy, not only do we restore their mechanical measurements,...

2011-07-11 19:46:32

Study identifies subset of patients best treated with open surgery Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have found that in comparison to open surgery, arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis produces similar outcomes in terms of repairing structural problems in most patients. The study will be published in the July 2011 TK issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. "For the majority of patients with more typical hip impingement, arthroscopic...

2011-05-25 14:38:41

In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions "“ and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions "“ researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run. Knees provide approximately one-fifth or less of walking or running power. The research could help inform the best ways of building assistive...

2011-05-06 00:00:31

Fosamax®, a prescription osteoporosis drug for men and women has recently been linked by medical research, with weakened bones that can lead to spontaneous, low-energy bone breaks. The Spangenberg law firm is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of current or former Fosamax users who have suffered from these unusual low-energy (or "atypical") bone fractures. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Recent medical research has linked Fosamax®, a prescription drug used to...


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