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An orthopedics study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2011 shows that an exercise program that involves whole body vibration has been unable to prevent bone loss and promote greater bone density, as had been hoped. The study was conducted on postmenopausal women for one year by orthopedics researchers from the University … Read more

A study conducted at Beihang University in Beijing, China (by bioengineers rather than orthopedics researchers) seeks to find out what makes the skulls of woodpeckers so resilient. The birds hit their bills against trees at a very fast speed without suffering brain damage. Orthopedists see thousands of concussion cases every year, and researchers are constantly … Read more

An orthopedics study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery has concluded that patients who receive treatment for herniated discs within six months of experiencing symptoms have a better outcome. The study participants were 1,192 adults (over the age of 18) who were enrolled in a particular trial that spanned 11 states. The … Read more