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Doctor looking at bone scans

Osteoblast’s Appetites Tied to Bone Health

Osteoblasts of old and young mice differ in metabolic activity that underlies degenerative porosity.
Provider checking a child's spine

Periosteum Finding Resets Conventional View of Spinal Fusion

Study points to true origin of bone healing and how cell transdifferentiation completes the process.
Dr. Mencio, 2023

Advanced Orthopaedics Rescues Childhood for Pediatric Patients

A national thought-leader in the field, Gregory Mencio, M.D., reflects on the most impactful trends in pediatric orthopaedics and Vanderbilt’s recent contributions.

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Knee surgery

Knee Movement Threatens Tibial Fixation

Movement during the cementing phase of total knee arthroplasty significantly reduces tibial implant fixation strength.
Woman with doctor showing shoulder pain

PT Best Approach for Atraumatic Rotator-Cuff Tears

The occurrence of a torn rotator cuff and onset of shoulder pain don’t always coincide, underscoring a need for caution before embarking on surgery.

Tendon Graft vs. Bridge Implant Examined in ACL Repair

New method of knee-ligament surgery promotes and optimizes healing in ACL tears.
Person with finger amputations using computer

Nerve Technique Brings Relief Post-Surgery

Nerve coaptation is improving outcomes for patients with palm-level and digital amputations.
Child having spine checked for scoliosis

Evidence for Earlier Timing in Scoliosis Intervention

New study compares outcomes from adolescent and adult surgeries.
Health coach helping woman do ab exercises

Coaching, Patient-Efficacy Impact Neck and Back Pain

A study across 33 centers compares physical therapy approaches to avert chronic pain and disability.