Researchers Identify Potential Therapeutic Target In Osteosarcoma

A receptor known to be active in bone metastases, but previously unexplored in primary bone tumors, is a potential therapeutic target in osteosarcoma, investigators from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research. The researchers found that the protein – interleukin-11 receptor alpha (IL-11Ra) – […]

Bone Drug May Help Fight Breast Cancer As Part Of Therapy

Researchers from Austria and Germany found that adding the bone drug zoledronic acid to endocrine therapy improved disease-free survival in premenopausal women with early stage breast cancer of the estrogen-responsive type. The research was the work of lead author Dr Michael Gnant of the Medical University of Vienna in Austria and colleagues from other research […]

Cyclists: Keep On Pedaling But Beware Below

More and more people are riding bicycles for exercise and recreation. Heightened interest in the sport brings along an increased possibility of lower body injuries. A recent study published in the December 2007 Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found these injuries may be avoided with some preventive steps, if the cyclist will take […]

English-Language Journal On Musculoskeletal Surgery Joins Springer’s Expanding Orthopedics Program

Springer, one of the leading STM publishers, will begin publishing La Chirurgia degli Organi de Movimento: Musculoskeletal Surgery in December 2007. The journal is the official publication of the Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, one of the most renowned orthopedic institutes in Europe. It is published three times a year entirely in English. La Chirurgia degli Organi […]

Many Osteoporosis Medications Prevent Fractures, But None Is Proven Best

Many medications reduce the risk of bone fractures in people with osteoporosis, but the most commonly used drugs – bisphosphonates – have not been proven more effective than alternatives, according to a new report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The […]

Orthopaedist Builds Practice In His Hometown Of Garden City, NY

The surgeons of The Insall Scott Kelly(R) Institute (ISK) for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, announced that their new office, located at 1001 Franklin Avenue in Garden City, NY, is growing at a rapid pace. This new Garden City office is located in the hometown of renowned orthopaedist, Dr. Giles R. Scuderi, a director of ISK. […]

Knee Operations Can Lead To Other Injuries

Operating on an anterior cruciate ligament injury can lead to other damage to the knee and to changes that remain a full year after the first injury. If an operation is to be carried out, the patient may have to rest his/her knee longer than would have been necessary without an operation. “If operated young […]

Journal Current Reviews In Musculoskeletal Medicine To Be Launched By Springer

Springer will launch Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine (CRMM) in March 2008. The new journal will cover orthopedics, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation and will be published under the Humana Press imprint. CRMM will provide up-to-date, evidence-based standard of care information for the full array of musculoskeletal disorders. Published quarterly, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal […]

Osteoporosis: An Equal Opportunity Illness

Osteoporosis is traditionally thought of as a women’s disease, however, it also poses a significant threat to men. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, twelve million men are at risk of the disease, yet, despite the large number of men affected, osteoporosis remains under-diagnosed and under-reported. At present, one in five men will develop osteoporosis […]

Maney Publishing To Re-launch International Musculoskeletal Medicine Journal, UK

Maney Publishing is to publish International Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2008 on behalf of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (SOM) and the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM). International Musculoskeletal Medicine, formerly the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, is undergoing an exciting re-launch which will introduce the Editorial Manager online submission and refereeing system; an updated journal […]