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2011-03-09 13:25:54

The structures inside animals' thigh bones that enable them to support huge loads whilst being relatively lightweight are revealed in research published today The structures inside animals' thigh bones that enable them to support huge loads whilst being relatively lightweight are revealed in research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The researchers say their work could lead to the development of new materials based on thigh bone geometry. A team from Imperial...

2011-02-23 12:56:52

However, the drugs do prevent hip fractures Women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone, a new study has found. However, the drugs do prevent hip fractures. And, since the overall risk of thigh bone fractures caused by the drugs is low, women at high risk for hip and other osteoporosis-related fractures should not stop taking bisphosphonates, according to...

2011-02-18 10:16:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At this week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN, LSE: SN) Orthopaedic Division introduced its Short Modular Femoral (SMF(TM)) Hip System, a modular total hip replacement stem system that exceeds the versatility and neck strength of a standard, full-size primary hip stem, while providing the stability of the traditionally longer, more invasive implant. With this new design...

2010-12-19 00:26:45

Initial data gathered by the Hip Recall Registry indicates thats tens of thousands of Depuy hip implant patients may still have not been notified of the Depuy Hip recall. All hip implant pattients regardless of if they have been notified are urged to register with the Hip Recall Registry. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 Initial data from the National hip Recall Registry ( http://www.HipRecallRegistry.com ) indicates that more than 40% of Depuy hip replacement patients may still...

2010-11-20 00:00:49

In the aftermath of the hip replacement recall by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., the law firm of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC is offering vital hip recall information to those affected by the recall of this medical device St. Louis, MO (Vocus) November 19, 2010 The hip replacement lawyers at Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC have created a list of the most important information that persons with DePuy hip replacement systems need to know. On August 26, 2010 DePuy...

2010-11-07 00:16:38

After speaking with hundreds of people impacted by the DePuy hip recall, lawyer James Onder warns those with the recalled hip replacement system to take advantage of the many attorneys offering a free case review before accepting a DePuy hip recall settlement St. Louis, MO (Vocus) November 5, 2010 The attorneys of The Onder Law Firm have handled hundreds of products liability cases, but haven't seen defendants use independent claims adjusters to reach settlements with those who might file...

2010-05-13 02:59:00

MUMBAI, India, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortis Hospitals Mulund, Mumbai, performed a multiple joint replacement surgery on a 27 year old young Nigerian patient. Rebacca underwent a hip and a shoulder replacement surgery by Dr. Sachin Bhonsle, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, after years of suffering in pain and immobility. Rebecca was suffering from a sickle cell disease since birth; an inherited (genetic) disorder where the RBC (red blood corpuscles) assumes an abnormal shape of a...

2010-05-10 10:20:12

Researchers present evidence that vigorous physical activity in young children results in stronger hip bones. Researchers from Southhampton and Cambridge Universities in the UK have presented evidence that vigorous physical activity in young children results in stronger hip bones. The results were presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO-ECCEO10) in Florence, Italy. More than 200 six-year olds participated in the study. Using advanced scanning technology, the researchers...

2009-07-20 15:15:00

WARSAW, Ind., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SWX: ZMH) today announced that data from a comparative clinical study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the Joint Replacement Surgeons of the Indiana Research Foundation describes the low stiffness and osteoconductive properties of Zimmer's Trabecular Metal Technology. The study, published in The Journal of Arthroplasty, found significant reductions in acetabular bone loss adjacent to the...

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2009-05-04 13:39:41

A new research review suggests that weakness in the muscles that support the hips may be a common contributor to many overuse injuries in runners, Reuters reported. Overuse injuries like chronic knee pain, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis and pain in the sole of the foot are common ailments for many runners. However, a review of previous research findings published since 1980 found that weakness in the hip muscles may translate into a higher risk of such lower-leg injuries over time. Lead...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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