Category list : Orthopaedics
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The risk of a patient experiencing a fracture increases by about 30% after a gastric bypass operation, according to a Swedish study.
A Lancashire nurse is back at work just months after undergoing a ground-breaking cancer treatment that will soon be offered at hospitals in the UK.
Yoga may have health benefits for patients with chronic non-specific lower back pain, though the evidence is limited, according to a Cochrane review.
There is no good evidence that shock-absorbing insoles, used to reduce impact and minimise muscle, tendon, and bone damage, do actually stave off injuries or stress fractures, say researchers.
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers.
There is no clear evidence taking vitamin D supplements helps prevent disease, according to researchers who suggest eating well and getting some sunshine is enough for most people.
Spinal nurse rewarded for ‘care and dedication’Subscription
A community liaison charge nurse at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has won an “outstanding achievement” award for the difference he has made to spinal cord patients across the South West.
Osteoporosis: the clinical nurse specialist roleSubscription
Nurses need to be aware of when to refer a patient for specialist treatment
Exercise should be the first line option for tackling lower back pain, while acupuncture is no longer recommended, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Staff at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have eliminated pressure ulcers caused by devices like plaster casts with the help of a “simple red stripe”.