Today's News

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 loss.

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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