Thursday, February 22, 1996
Kappa Delta, OREF honor research
Orthopaedic researchers will be honored here today with the presentation
of the 1996 Kappa Delta Awards and the first Orthopaedic Research
and Education Foundation Clinical Research (OREF) Award.
Prosthetics help restore shoulder function
A scientific exhibit (S 15) on operative repair of four-part fractures
of the proximal humerus, shows excellent long-term clinical results
have been achieved by early prosthetic replacement of the head
and repair of the tuberosities and rotator cuff.
ACL tears a hazard for women soccer players
Women soccer players are four times more likely to suffer from
anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears than their male counterparts.
One-third female orthopaedists in academia: study
A survey of female orthopaedic surgeons in the United States and
Canada found that more than one-third who have completed their
orthopaedic training continue to participate in academic orthopaedics.
Closed surgical technique used for severe calcaneal fractures
An alternative closed surgical technique for treatment of severe
calcaneal (heel) fractures emphasizes the restoration of calcaneal
width, length, and height, but not necessarily an anatomic reduction
of the already destroyed subtalar (ankle) joint, according to
the author of a study presented here.
CGRP could prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women
Calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), a naturally-occurring
neuropeptide, has the potential to prevent postmenopausal bone
The wrong shoe can start children off on the wrong foot
Children can experience foot problems if their parents do not
know when to purchase new shoes for tots or the type of shoes
they need, reported David M. Drvaric, MD.
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