Bone & Joint
Two studies found no evidence that calcium intake is associated with fracture risk.
The CDC found that 24.8% of women and 5.6% of men aged 65 years and older had osteoporosis.
It took nearly nine years for 3% of the older women without osteoporosis to sustain a spinal fracture or break a hip, wrist, or arm.
The combined lifetime risk for hip, forearm, and vertebral fractures that will require clinical attention is approximately 40%.
There is not enough evidence to support vitamin D deficiency screenings said the USPSTF in a final recommendation statement.
A girl with scoliosis returns to the clinic complaining of ankle pain.
Are dual-energy x ray absorptiometry scans safe for patients taking anti-seizure medication?
For premenopausal woman, two hours of physical activity per week was linked to lower sclerostin and higher serum IGF-I.
The National Institutes of Health noted that there is enough scientific evidence of acupuncture's efficacy to warrant its use in certain clinical situations.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did not find sufficient evidence to support the use of vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent cancer and osteoporotic fractures.
Could a patient's anterior thigh pain signify osteosarcoma?
Women who experience early menopause are at increased risk for osteoporosis later in life compared with women who reach menopause after the age of 47.
Ongoing research and new developments hold promise for altering osteoarthritis and go beyond simply treating the symptoms.
In the first update to rheumatoid arthritis treatment guidelines since 2008, researchers address treatment options in high-risk patients, immunization and screening for tuberculosis.
Can vitamin D deficiency play a role in post-fracture pain?
First-time oral bisphosphonate users are at higher risk for developing uveitis and scleritis.
The FDA has granted Apotex Inc., Orchid Healthcare and Mylan Pharmaceuticals approval to market 150 mg generic ibandronate tablets.
Ruling out pes planus can help avoid unnecessary prescriptions and referrals.
Are there any studies that confirm effective calcium absorption when the patient is taking long-term proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) along with oral calcium?
A patient presents to the emergency department complaining of pain that originated over the distal tip of the digit.
Tenderness over the hypothenar eminence, swelling and limited flexion also suggest fracture.
Cast saws can be terrifying for children. An orthopedic physician assistant shares a tip to help ease pediatric patient's fear.
Inappropriate screening could lead to improper osteoporosis management.
A combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can relieve chronic knee pain — including that caused by osteoarthritis — but at the cost of increased side effects, mainly GI bleeding.
A woman fractured her upper arm in a fall while exercising. A large osteolytic growth was discovered on x-ray.
A clinician offers a useful mnemonic device to help prevent falls in older patients.
Are there any common nutritional deficiencies associated with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout?
A multidisciplinary approach that screens for multiple factors helped identify fall risk in older adults, according to researcher at the American Academy of Physician Assistants 39th Annual PA Meeting.
This painful disease greatly impacts the daily lives of those who suffer from it. Diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle modification can ease long-term effects
Mild hypertrichosis and hyperpigmentation of the face were also noted, and plasma porphyrins were grossly elevated.