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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.
Older women who used bisphosphonates (medications that prevent loss of bone mass) for five years or more were more likely to experience "atypical" fractures involving the femoral shaft (bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee) or subtrochanteric (fractures in the bone just below the hip joint), compared to women with less usage.
Preliminary research indicates that use of nitroglycerin ointment among postmenopausal women for 2 years was associated with a modest increase in bone mineral density and decrease in bone resorption (loss).
Researchers have discovered an unexpected connection between a hormone produced in bone and male fertility.
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced it has received FDA clearance for the TM-S Trabecular Metal(TM) Cervical Interbody Fusion Device.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc., a privately-held orthobiologics company, announced today that Mitchell Seyedin, Ph.
One of Mother Nature's latest gifts to medical science is stirring excitement with the discovery that the substance â€” obtained from a coral-reef inhabiting cyanobacterium â€” appears to be an ideal blueprint for developing new drugs for serious fractures, osteoporosis, and other bone diseases.
Singapore, Jan 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a five-year old girl with severe curvature of the spine was among the first in Southeast Asia to have a "titanium rib" implant.
A team of researchers led by Vicente Gilsanz, MD, PhD, director of Clinical Imaging at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, determined that the onset of puberty was the primary influence on adult bone mineral density, or bone strength. Length of puberty did not affect bone density.
A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center announced today the results of the first study comparing bone structure in Chinese-American women to Caucasian women.
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