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Latest Orthopaedic Research Society Stories

2014-03-17 16:28:34

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An individual's appearance and facial features are largely dictated by their bone structure. For patients who have experienced injury or disease leading to the damage or loss of bone in their face, the standard method of treatment is to use a large bone graft or metal implant to replace their damaged bone. Unfortunately, these treatment options are unlikely to result in something closely resembling the original bone...

2013-01-28 12:26:42

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Currently there is no effective treatment used in clinical practice for patients with an injured spinal cord. However, a group of orthopaedic scientists have recently discovered that the administration of microRNA-210 could be an effective treatment for an injured spinal cord by promoting regeneration following injury. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/MM45506LOGO) Previously, microRNA-210 has been studied as an...

2013-01-28 12:26:13

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Osteoarthritis is a condition affecting millions of adults. The break-down of cartilage in the joints can be painful and debilitating. It is widely accepted that overweight individuals are at higher risk for developing osteoarthritis. The assumption has been that this was due to the higher amount of force placed on the joints which then contributed to the breakdown of tissue. (Logo:...

2013-01-25 12:22:42

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joint replacements have a limited lifespan. Implant wear is usually to blame for the necessary revision surgery. Despite new breakthroughs in the development of advanced polyethylene, longer life-spans and active patient lifestyles have compromised the life-span of the artificial joint. However, according to a study presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society's 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio this month, it appears that the...

2013-01-22 12:27:58

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you get when you ask orthopaedic scientists to create a three-minute video explaining their work in simple terms? The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) found out when they asked their members to do just that. The ORS 2013 Video Outreach Competition was created to share the importance of orthopaedic research and make the work of these scientists more accessible to the general public. The video entries not only made the field of...

2012-02-15 21:34:49

Orthopaedic researchers take the road less traveled A person has a tumor removed from her femur. A soldier is struck by an improvised explosive device and loses a portion of his tibia. A child undergoes chemotherapy for osteosarcoma but part of the bone dies as a result. Every year, millions of Americans sustain fractures that don't heal or lose bone that isn't successfully grafted. But a study presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco...

2012-02-15 10:57:44

Combination of factors cause ACL to rupture Landing from a jump can cause a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. But evidence presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2012 Annual Meeting demonstrates that the injury mechanism that causes that ACL injury involves a combination of factors rather than a single factor as some have claimed. Many hold the view that an athlete ruptures the ACL via a single plane motion -- the tibia moving forward due to a large quadriceps...

2012-02-15 10:56:50

Tiny wireless sensors enable physicians to collect objective, quantifiable information Imagine a smart sensor customized to provide vital, real-time information about a patient's recent orthopaedic surgery. Instead of relying on X-rays or invasive procedures, surgeons will be able to collect diagnostic data from an implantable sensor. A study presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco outlined this remarkable technology that promises to make...

2011-01-17 12:31:30

URMC team presents latest data at National Orthopaedics Meeting University of Rochester Medical Center orthopaedic scientists are a step closer to developing a vaccine to prevent life-threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery. Other MRSA vaccine research has failed to produce a viable option for patients because of the inability to identify an agent that can break through the deadly bacteria's unique armor. Most other research...

2010-01-04 09:30:00

Latest symposium focuses on challenges in research, host nation care and disaster preparedness ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fourth annual Extremity War Injuries Symposium was held in Washington, D.C., last January to bring together military and civilian orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, experts from governmental agencies, and others to discuss challenges faced by U.S. medical personnel working in Iraq and Afghanistan and to discuss ways to synergize resources and...