Osteoarthritis Patients Now Twice as Likely to Survive Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted on Oct 4, 2013

A recent study has revealed that osteoarthritis patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery are now twice as likely to survive. [More]

No Bone Benefit From Whole-Body Vibration

Posted on Nov 16, 2011

Whole-body vibration (WBV) therapy shows no benefit to bone density and structure in postmenopausal women receiving calcium and vitamin D supplementation, according to a study published in the November 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine . [More]

Spine Surgery Patients Need Adequate Vitamin D Levels

Posted on Nov 15, 2011

Spine-related disability is higher in patients with low levels of vitamin D. A new study found that 65% of patients undergoing spinal fusion had vitamin D inadequacy (<32 ng/mL), which can delay recovery. Low levels of vitamin D predispose to fracture pseudarthrosis and suboptimal surgical outcome. [More]