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Health News - Bones/Orthopaedics

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)

What to know about the 500-calorie diet
A person on a 500-calorie diet eats only about a quarter of the recommended daily intake. This may be beneficial for some people, but also comes with many risks. In this article, we look at research on the 500-calorie diet, explain what people need to consider before trying the diet, and provide alternative diets. (Medical News Today)

Are you getting enough vitamin D?
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, but it can be difficult for people to know if they are getting the right amount. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from sunlight. Others may need to make dietary changes or take supplements. Here, we explain how to get vitamin D from sunlight, food, and supplements. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder. Injuries and overuse can harm it, leading to inflammation of the connective tissues. This is called tendinitis, and it can be painful if left untreated. Here, learn about causes, symptoms, and the range of treatment options for rotator cuff tendinitis. (Medical News Today)

Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms
Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of the toes, complaining of leg or hip pain, and being reluctant to walk. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

How can disc desiccation be treated?
The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation, which can cause stiffness in the back and pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is knee arthroscopy?
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure. A surgeon inserts a tool called an arthroscope through a small incision. Using this scope and the camera attached, they can confirm diagnoses and often correct any issues affecting the joint. In this article, learn how to prepare and what to expect from knee arthroscopy. (Medical News Today)

What causes knee buckling?
Knee buckling is common and can signify injury or an underlying condition. It can affect people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is often possible to treat it at home or with physical therapy. Here, we explore the causes of knee buckling. We also cover exercises that can help, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Broken eye socket: Symptoms, surgery, and recovery
A broken eye socket can occur if an accident or injury leads to an excessive force on the area around the eye. There are four different types of broken eye socket, which doctors categorize according to the part of the socket where the fracture occurs. In this article, learn more about symptoms, treatment, and recovery. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hyperlordosis
Hyperlordosis means excessive curvature of the lower spine just above the buttocks, which results in a C-shaped spine. It can cause pain and muscle problems. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hyperlordosis. We also provide a series of exercises that may help to relieve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What to know about shoulder subluxation
Shoulder subluxation happens when the ball of the upper arm bone comes partly out of its socket. This is usually the result of trauma or sports injuries, and it is also common after a stroke. Exercises can help, but a person may need surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of shoulder subluxation here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between a cyst and a tumor?
While cysts and tumors may look and feel similar, there are key differences. Hearing the word “tumor” may be frightening, but many tumors are benign, and while some cysts are harmless, others can cause problems. In this article, learn the difference between cysts and tumors. We also describe conditions that cause them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tricompartmental osteoarthritis
Tricompartmental osteoarthritis, or osteoathrosis, is a form of osteoarthritis that affects all three compartments of the knee. It can be more painful and debilitating than other forms. Here, we give an overview of tricompartmental osteoarthritis, including what causes it, and how it can be treated to ease symptoms. (Medical News Today)

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