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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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