Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium for bones and its role in day-to-day life

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?Osteoporosis is a bone disease where there is a drastic reduction in bone density, rendering bones easily breakable. The low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones lead to repeated fractures. Men and women over 50 years may experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Women […]

Accident: Splint to help docs, paramedics immobilise broken limb

The ‘Splint’ or for a layman understanding - a bandage, will help the paramedics and doctors to potentially avoid the second injury after an accident. It is portable and easy to apply on the hands and legs

Accident: Splint to help docs, paramedics immobilise broken limbEvery year, thousands of people accidentally break their bones. The fracture, which causes pain, if not treated on time, even a small loss of the function can result in lifelong disability. When a person suffers a fracture, the immobilisation of the fractured limb plays a crucial role in the treatment and its management. If one […]

Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise, reveals study

If you think lifting weights is the only way to tone your muscles? Think again, because nutrition has a better impact, according to a new report

Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise, reveals studyOne question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength. University of Michigan researchers looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, and found surprising results—nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. Further, even after […]

All you need to know about osteoporosis, its symptoms, and remedies

Dr Raju Gite, an Orthopaedic, SRV Mamata Hospital, shares his expertise on Osteoporosis, its symptoms, and its treatment

All you need to know about osteoporosis, its symptoms, and remediesOsteoporosis is a disease of bones wherein, increased bone weakness can lead to broken bone, i.e., bones become so weak that they may break even from a fall or, in some rare cases, from sneezing or bumps. The bone tissue renews itself, and a healthy bone replaces the old, damaged bone, and the body maintains […]

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds study

Patients with type 1 diabetes and poor blood sugar control face a higher risk of fragility fracture, any fall from standing height or less that results in a broken bone, than type 1 diabetes patients with good blood sugar control, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds studyPeople with type 1 diabetes are more likely to break a bone when their average blood sugar levels are dangerously high, a large study suggests. Type 1 diabetes was related with increased danger of occurrence of fracture that started in youth and stretched out over the life span. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect […]

Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

Doctors help wheelchair-bound Iraqi girl walk after 16 years 

Sajida had undergone knee surgery in 2010 in Iraq as her knees were bent at 90 degrees and were not strong enough to take the pressure of the body. Due to lack of proper medical facilities and expertise, the surgery was unsuccessful. In fact, it worsened her condition and left her completely bedridden

Doctors help wheelchair-bound Iraqi girl walk after 16 years Sajida Sallal, a 16-year-old girl from Iraq, was on a wheelchair since her birth. She was suffering from ‘Spondylo Epiphyseal Dysplasia’ a rare congenital abnormal bone growth disorder. Sajida was bed-ridden as her knees were bent 90 degrees, and the hip was bent 45 degrees towards the ground. Her body was curled up in a […]

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 […]

Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bones

This effective glue could provide an optimal solution for acute bone fractures - sudden and painful damage to the bone - that often occur in the case of people with osteoporosis, a condition wherein bone tissue becomes naturally frail with age

Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bonesDentists have known how to fix broken teeth for a long time, and different types of adhesives and methods are used depending on the damage that is diagnosed. This process is usually known as ‘bonding.’ The fact that we know how to repair teeth in this way may lead to an assumption that fractured bones […]

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degeneration

Now Indian researchers have made headway towards finding a molecule that can stop degeneration as well as promote regeneration of articular cartilage. The results of the study have been published in the journal, Development. Experts give their opinion to My Medical Mantra regarding the same

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degenerationOsteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease. Deterioration of articular cartilage in joints causes osteoarthritis. Researchers are engaged in developing new strategies for osteoarthritis treatment based on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and gene therapy. As per Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, who […]