Bone, Joint and Muscle News

Paper highlights risk for triceps tendon ruptures in athletesJul 11, 2017
Sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut highlights the need to be aware of the potential risk of tendon ruptures after the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Research shows bone-building protein can be used in therapyJun 19, 2017
The WNT1 ligand has previously been identified in bone disease, but its role in bone homeostasis, its cellular source and targets in bone have only just recently been identified.
Weight loss, exercise can reduce frailty in obese older adultsMay 17, 2017
Researchers find that weight loss plus combined aerobic and resistance training provided greater improvement in physical function and reduction of frailty in older obese adults.
Knee cracking, popping could be early sign of osteoarthritis May 4, 2017
A new study says cracking and popping sounds in the knee might be early predictors of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis Apr 21, 2017
A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
Get your wrist in gear to avoid golf injuriesApr 6, 2017
Hand and wrist expert Dr. Thomas Hunt says wrist injuries are one of the most common types of golf injuries.
Genetic driver behind rare skeletal dysplasia condition foundMar 6, 2017
Researchers have identified a previously unimplicated gene behind a particular form of chondrodysplasia, a skeletal dysplasia that affects cartilage formation and causes disproportionate short stature and premature osteoarthritis.
Pitch count matters: know your limitsFeb 22, 2017
Throwing pitches year-round at an early age could cause pitchers to be the ones striking out in the long run.
Shoulder dislocation doesn’t have to be a lifelong problemNov 30, 2016
The end of the football season is the best time to treat chronic shoulder dislocation for high school football players.
Study uncovers roles of proteins essential for mouse muscle function; potential link to myotonic dystrophyNov 15, 2016
New study opens the door to explore the involvement of proteins in muscle disorders and to design potential treatments.