Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feet

New research has made a surprising finding about the function and effects of foot calluses, leading investigators to question how good orthopaedic shoes really are for foot health

Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feetHumans – that is to say, our modern ancestors, Homo sapiens – have been around for at least 195,000 years. Yet, it was only maybe 40,000 years ago that our species invented footwear. Anthropologists understand that, up until that point, humans and their predecessors had no way of protecting their feet, other than naturally formed […]

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds study

Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density and higher odds of osteoporosis, researchers report

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds studyNew research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have a lower bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. A team from the University at Buffalo, New York, led the study of 11,084 postmenopausal women, all of whom were participants in the […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

Low-calorie diet along with exercise can be bad for bones, warns study

Researchers found that combining a low-calorie diet and exercise could make bones weaker and increase the risk of injury

Low-calorie diet along with exercise can be bad for bones, warns studyExercising offers a number of health benefits. But not when you are following a low-calorie diet. A new study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found that a combination of calorie restriction and exercise could harm the bones. This may increase one’s risk of injury or fracture. “These findings were somewhat of […]

High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals study

Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density, the study suggested

High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals studyHigh doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomised 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they […]

Pune witnesses its first-ever case of bone donation

The city of Pune witnessed its first case of bone donation. Pune's ex-serviceman's relatives have donated his bones and cornea to Sassoon General Hospital

Pune witnesses its first-ever case of bone donationThe city of Pune has seen its first case of bone donation. Pune’s 49-year-old, ex-serviceman’s relatives have donated his bones and cornea to Sassoon General Hospital. With utmost care, the doctors ensured that the body is not disfigured, after retrieval of bones. The relatives of the ex-serviceman donated bones and corneas at BJGMC and Sassoon […]

Man stumps doctors as they discover patient’s penis is turning into bone

The human body is marvellously complicated, so it's no wonder that sometimes things can go spectacularly wrong - and we only find out by accident. That's what happened to a 63-year-old man who went to a New York emergency department for left knee pain after falling on his behind, and ended up with an alarming and rare diagnosis - penile ossification

Man stumps doctors as they discover patient’s penis is turning into boneDoctors at a New York emergency department were left surprised after a man left the results of his X-ray. It appeared that his penis has been turning into a bone. The 63-year-old man went to the hospital to have his left knee checked because of a potential injury. Doctors required an X-ray to see signs […]

Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest study

Men and women with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees were at higher risk of dying from heart disease or heart failure

Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest studyHaving osteoarthritis may increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Osteoarthritis, the painful degenerative disease of the joint cartilage and bones that progresses with age, affects about 10 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women over 60. There is no cure. Researchers studied 469,177 residents of southern Sweden who ranged in […]

Doctors could use eggshells to heal or regrow people’s bones and teeth, reveals study

Mixing crushed eggshells with a gel helped bone cells to grow and harden. Eggshells are made up of calcium carbonate, which causes the bone to toughen. They could one day repair bones damaged due to ageing, cancer or injuries

Doctors could use eggshells to heal or regrow people’s bones and teeth, reveals studyEggshells could help broken bones heal or regrow, research suggests. A study found a mixture of crushed eggshells and a type of gel could help rats’ bone cells to regrow faster and harder in a lab experiment. The mixture could be used to make a mould into which a human patient’s own bone cells could […]

Know about the developmental advances in Total Hip Replacement

Dr Siddharth Shah, a Joint Replacement Surgeon, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares the advances in surgical approach, implants, and rehabilitation protocols, over the years, which have revolutionised the results of THR, making it one of the most successful reconstructive operations in orthopaedic history!

Know about the developmental advances in Total Hip ReplacementTotal Hip Replacement (THR) has been described as the operation of the century (Learmonth et al., Lancet, 2007) as it has completely transformed the management of elderly patients having hip arthritis. The hip consists of ball and socket joint, and THR involves replacing both with an artificial joint. Common indications for THR in Indian patients […]
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