• Ultrasound technique predicts hip dysplasia in infants

    A technique that uses ultrasound images to determine the depth and shape of the hip socket can accurately predict which infants with hip dysplasia will develop normal hip structure and which remain dysplastic, according to a study in Radiology. Researchers said statistical shape modeling improves on existing techniques and could spare many infants from unnecessary treatment.

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  • A Better Way to Correct Severe Scoliosis in Kids?

    Young patients with early-onset scoliosis, a dangerous curvature of the spine, have two options for surgery, but a new study finds one of the procedures results in fewer complications.

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  • No, children don't magically 'grow out' of flat feet. Treatment is key to avoid long-term pain

    Every day, parents around the world are told their child's flat feet are normal and they will grow out of it. This isn't true—they just grow up and out of their paediatricians' practice. Failure to intervene when problem flat feet are identified is a disservice to the child. Research shows they don't get better, and usually get worse.

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  • 11 Ways to Stay Active When You're in a Cast

    Finding ways to remain physically active can be a challenge for people who suffer from serious injuries and find their movement temporarily restricted because they have to wear a cast on any part of the body after an injury, such as a broken bone.

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  • Increasing dairy intake reduces falls and fractures among older care home residents

    Increasing intake of foods rich in calcium and protein such as milk, yoghurt, and cheese, reduces falls and fractures in older adults living in residential care, finds a randomised controlled trial published by The BMJ today.

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