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Health News - Bones/Orthopaedics

Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia
David Brown has bilateral hip dysplasia. He lived without a diagnosis for many years, so his life changed when he learned the details of his condition. (Medical News Today)

What's the best way to get rid of a bunion?
Bunions are when a bump forms at the base of the big toe. Surgery is a treatment option, and the type of surgery depends on symptoms, size, and the shape of the bunion. Full recovery can take up to a year, but doctors will likely remove the stitches after 2 weeks. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is wryneck and how is it treated?
Wryneck, also known as torticollis, is a condition where the neck tilts to one side. Babies can be born with it, or people can develop it for several reasons. While wryneck can be uncomfortable, there are several treatment options available for each type, ranging from stretching and therapy to surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health
Vitamin A is necessary in supporting your health, but can it jeopardize the strength of your bones, and if so, when? A new study answers these questions. (Medical News Today)

Osteoarthritis: New compound may stop the disease
A new study deemed 'game-changing' by the researchers finds a blocking compound that can stop the cartilage from breaking down in a model of osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight
A new case study warns that certain chiropractic techniques can lead to problems with vision due to their direct effect on the eye's retina. (Medical News Today)

Is Greek yogurt good for you?
Greek yogurt is a popular addition to a healthful breakfast and other meals. In this article, learn about the health benefits of Greek yogurt, such as improving bone and gut health. (Medical News Today)

What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?
A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases resolve without treatment, but some need medication and surgery to relieve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?
A new study investigates the role of an antioxidant in the progression of osteoarthritis. The findings offer a new insight into the mechanisms involved. (Medical News Today)

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs
Swelling around a joint is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It often appears around the hands and feet and is caused by inflammation or a buildup of fluid in the lining of the joint. Learn how this swelling occurs, where it can appear, and how people can treat this symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. (Medical News Today)

How serious is a fractured skull?
A skull fracture is a break in a skull bone, and the primary cause is trauma to the head. There are different types of fracture, but symptoms usually include a headache, bruising, and a loss of balance. Some skull fractures heal on their own while others require surgery. Learn more about skull fractures here. (Medical News Today)

Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know
The soleus is a calf muscle that is essential for a variety of daily activities, such as standing, running, and balancing. In this article, learn about the different grades of soleus strain and how a person can treat them with gentle stretches and first aid. We also cover other calf injuries and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones
According to a recent study, eating a diet that includes more soy protein could strengthen the bones of women, regardless of reproductive status. (Medical News Today)

Tendon repair: What to expect
Doctors perform tendon repair surgery to fix a tendon injury. Tendons are tough, stretchy tissues that join muscles to bone. Their job is to allow the body to move and to transfer weight. In this article, learn about the reasons for having tendon repair surgery, as well as how to prepare for surgery and what to expect. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between 'hobbits' and modern humans?
A new genetic analysis of a fossil skeleton pertaining to a species of mini-humans dubbed 'the hobbit' offers interesting insights into human evolution. (Medical News Today)

How do you stretch out your tailbone?
The tailbone is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. There are specific exercises that people can use to stretch this area of the body and increase flexibility. This can help with conditions such as tailbone pain, which is also known as coccydynia. Learn more about tailbone stretches here. (Medical News Today)

Calcium-rich foods that vegans can eat
Calcium provides many health benefits. Some people who are vegan, lactose intolerant, or who do not consume dairy products for other reasons wonder how to add more calcium to their diets. In this article, we describe the 18 best nondairy sources of this vital nutrient. (Medical News Today)

What is osteosarcoma?
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that often affects the shinbone, thighbone, or upper arm. Doctors are currently unsure of the causes, but genetics may play a role. Treatment includes chemotherapy and surgery. The outlook depends on if and how far cancerous cells have spread. Learn more about osteosarcoma here. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer
A cannabinoid that occurs naturally in our bodies as a result of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism is found to have anticancer properties. (Medical News Today)

How do you treat Haglund's deformity?
Haglund's deformity is an abnormality of the foot. It affects the bone and the soft tissues. The causes are unknown. Symptoms include heel pain, swelling, and redness while treatments include surgical and non-surgical options. Correct shoes that are supportive may prevent it. Learn more about Haglund's deformity here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone fracture repair
A bone fracture is another term for a broken bone. Depending on the location, type, and severity of the fracture, a doctor may recommend different treatment methods, including surgery, metal plates, or a cast. We look at different kinds of fracture repair, the stages of bone healing, and how to speed up recovery time. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Mediterranean diet may slow bone loss
A 1-year trial found that a Mediterranean-like diet plus vitamin D-3 had no effect on normal bone density but slowed rate of hip bone loss in osteoporosis. (Medical News Today)

What are Heberden's nodes?
Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that occur on finger joints. They typically only develop in people who have severe osteoarthritis. These growths can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Here, we look at the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for Heberden's nodes. We also discuss treatment and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone grafts
Doctors use bone grafts in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including fractures, bone infections, spinal fusions, tumors, and joint problems. In this article, learn about the different types of bone grafts and replacement materials. We also cover the possible risks, complications, and the recovery process. (Medical News Today)

Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment
Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

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