ABC News – Australian surgeons hope to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis in patients by using 3D technology to print live cells to repair damage to bones, muscles, tendons and tissue in organs.
Orthopedics This Week – One of Wall Street’s top research groups has concluded that the May 4 passage of the AHCA, if ultimately signed into law by President Trump, would likely reduce orthopedic procedure volumes 0.7% in 2018 and, cumulatively, cut overall volumes 1.2% in 2026.
MedPage Today – Most patients going home with opioid painkillers after orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University didn’t use all the pills they were given, suggesting that these medications are routinely overprescribed.
Rush – Body fat now can help treat bone joint conditions, including injuries and osteoarthritis — the type of arthritis caused by wear and tear in tissue between joints, which affects 27 million people.
Research Features – Dr Christine Pham, a rheumatologist at the Washington University School of Medicine, is designing strategies to safely deliver nanomedicine in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis.
VR Fitness Insider – The benefits of VR in healthcare – especially as it applies to baby boomers – are undeniable, with increase accessibility, time and cost savings, the reality of its advancement in physical therapy is far more than just virtual.
MDO – Dr. Justin Barad is a gamer, so it makes sense he would be drawn to virtual reality. As a high schooler, he started the computer science team he interned at.
STAT – The world’s most common orthopedic procedure — knee arthroscopy — is frequently a waste of time and money and should almost never be performed on patients with degenerative knee disease.
STAT – Now you see it, now you don’t: Scientists have used a chemical technique to make mouse bones turn transparent. The technique has been used in the past to make brains and kidneys see-through, but this marks the first time it’s been used in hard tissues.
mLIVE – “It is a good time to be at Stryker and a good time to be at Stryker in Kalamazoo,” Kevin A. Lobo said, following the medical technologies company’s 38th annual shareholders meeting Wednesday afternoon in Kalamazoo.
CB Insights – As medical device companies gain traction, large corporates such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Teleflex are competing in the race to acquire private medical device startups targeting neurosurgery, orthopedics, and cardiology, among other areas.
Mosaic – Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80% of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America.
Medical News Today – Obesity is a known risk factor for osteoarthritis, one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. A new study provides evidence that losing weight can slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee by reducing the degeneration of knee cartilage.
Psychology Today – Inflammatory responses play a central role in the development and persistence of many diseases and can lead to debilitating chronic pain. In many cases, inflammation is your body’s response to stress.
New York Times – Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace worn-out knees and hips, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades as the population ages.
University of Gothenburg – A team of researchers has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in itself. In addition, the research team was able to influence the cells to multiply and differentiate to form chondrocytes in the printed structure.
Bloomberg – The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, and they’ll both be made by 3D printers.
Becker’s Spine Review – The healthcare delivery system in the United States is considered the most expensive in the world, and the future need for joint replacements is sure to worsen the economic pressures.
Tincture – Technology has drastically changed the practice of medicine, arguably for the better. However, many would claim that innovation has put a strain on the patient-physician relationship.
Purdue University – Researchers are developing a biodegradable metal orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body.