Bone, Joint and Muscle News

Patent issued for osteoarthritis gene-therapy productJun 6, 2019
A potentially disease-modifying therapy for osteoarthritis has reached a key milestone now that a U.S. patent has been issued for FX201, a gene-therapy product candidate based on work led by Baylor researchers.
What to know about osteoporosisMay 29, 2019
About 54 million Americans have low bone mass, putting them at risk of developing osteoporosis. During National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, Dr. Brendan Lee explains the causes and risk factors of osteoporosis.
Step into the new year with the right shoesJan 8, 2019
If the shoe fits, you’re on the right track to achieving your resolution for a healthier 2019, according to Dr. Ronald Lepow, a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine.
Study finds arthroscopy simulator benefits traineesDec 12, 2018
A new study found that orthopedic surgery residents made significant improvements on their knee and shoulder surgical skills using a virtual arthroscopic simulator. 
Carve out time to stay active this holiday seasonNov 14, 2018
This holiday season, planning ahead can help you establish a workout routine so you can enjoy your favorite holiday treats with less guilt. Dr. Theodore Shybut says to start now and offers safety tips to help avoid injury.
Fall prevention key to avoiding injuryNov 12, 2018
In sports it’s said that the best offense is a good defense, and that can be true for falls too – two orthopedic surgeons offer prevention tips and discuss common injuries that can occur when people fall.
Novel strategy may reduce breast cancer bone metastasisNov 12, 2018
Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles' heel for these cancer cells. 
New orthopedic surgery clinic opens in HoustonOct 24, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine’s Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery has opened a new clinic in Houston’s west side.
New gene therapy treatment for osteoarthritisJul 31, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a potential strategy for treating osteoarthritis from both a symptomatic and disease-modifying perspective by using gene therapy to inhibit the interleukin-1 pathway.
Pack the right summer shoe for your summer vacationJun 19, 2018
Summer is here and if you’re ready to jump in feet first, be sure you’re wearing the right shoes. Dr. Ronald Lepow offers tips on finding the right shoe for different types of summer vacations.