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06/04/2018 - Study backs single stage treatment for peri-prosthetic hip infection
A one-stage procedure may be the best way to treat an infected hip replacement, according to a new analysis. More

22/03/2018 - Back pain over-treated - experts
Too many patients get the wrong care – and are over-treated – for low back pain, experts say today. More

27/12/2017 - Robotic aid for spine surgery
Scientists are creating a new high-precision, sensor-based surgical robot that can help carry out spinal operations. More

14/12/2017 - Children should write information leaflets - BMJ
Children could be recruited to help write patient information leaflets, doctors say today. More

21/11/2017 - Doubts over shoulder decompression treatment
An increasingly popular form of shoulder surgery has minimal benefits, according to the findings of a British randomised trial published today. More

04/10/2017 - Progress on bone regeneration therapy
UK scientists are working on a new, more effective method of hard tissue regeneration. More

27/07/2017 - Knee op pain relief study published
Periarticular infiltration appears to be a superior method of pain control during knee arthroplasty compared with femoral nerve block, according to one of the last projects of a leading orthopaedic surgeon. More

03/07/2017 - Metal hip revisions improving
The quality of revisions for metal-on-metal hips has improved significantly in five years, according to an analysis published today. More

15/05/2017 - 'Little clinical benefit' for vitamin D supplements
Vitamin D supplements provide little clinical benefit for older adults, unless they have a significant deficiency, a new report has revealed. More

11/05/2017 - Panel rejects arthroscopy
Very few patients with degenerative knee disease can benefit from arthroscopic procedures, experts say today. More

04/05/2017 - 99p camera behind intuitive prosthetic hand responses
Intuitive bionic hands fitted with a 99p camera are enabling prosthetic wearers to move their arms responsively, in the same way as real limbs, developers have revealed. More

02/05/2017 - Space medicine textbook plan
British experts are planning to compile a medical textbook for space medicine. More

06/04/2017 - Joint replacement mortality examined
The risk of death from digestive diseases seems to increase after hip and knee replacements, according to a major analysis published today. More

29/03/2017 - Knee surgery could be restricted - US study
Total knee replacement could be limited to most severe cases of knee osteoarthritis, according to an analysis published today. More

02/12/2016 - VR tackles phantom limb pain
Augmented reality can help amputees tackle phantom limb pain, researchers have reported. More

02/11/2016 - Pregnancy loss trauma common
Women who experience miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy should be screened for possible post-traumatic stress disorder, expert say today. More

28/10/2016 - Brain rewiring cause of phantom limb pain?
Phantom limb pain is likely to be caused by a reorganisation of the wiring in the brain, a new study has found. More

26/10/2016 - No benefit from ultrasound post-fracture - study
Ultrasound therapy following surgery to repair a fractured tibia is not beneficial, according to an analysis published today. More

21/10/2016 - Nose cartilage knee op shows promise
Surgeons in Switzerland have successfully used nasal cartilage to repair damaged knees, it was announced today. More

13/10/2016 - Cannabis may thin bones
People who are heavy users of cannabis face loss of bone density and potential risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study. More

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