Bone, Joint and Muscle News

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.
Podiatrist helps teachers put ‘best foot forward’Aug 22, 2017
Dr. Ronald Lepow says teachers should be sure to include comfortable shoes on their shopping lists.
Change in protein production essential to muscle functionAug 14, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have shed light on the process that guides the maturation of newborn muscles into adult, fully functional organs.