This article is based on a GM webinar from October 2020 about maintaining muscle strength to reduce the risk of falls. The webinar was held by Dr Sanjay Suman, a consultant physician (general medicine and elderly care) at Medway NHS…
Practitioners can play a crucial role in helping patients to boost their bone health, and in raising awareness about bone conditions, the risks, the treatments and steps to prevention, reports Kathy Oxtoby.
In this case study, Dr Abdulmugeet Hassan explains why he spends so much time asking patients how they fell and what were they doing before the fall.
People with osteoporosis should be encouraged to exercise regularly in order to boost bone health and reduce the risk of falls, according to a panel of experts.
Regular exercise and expert dietary advice can improve mobility and physical performance among frail older people, new research suggests.
Healthier lifestyle can help to ease osteoarthritis symptoms, according to new NICE draft updated guidelines on the care and management of people with the condition.
Sarcopenia is defined as a progressive and generalised skeletal muscle disorder involving the accelerated loss of muscle mass and function. This article looks at the causes and management of sarcopenia in older adults.
Osteopathy, the physical manipulation of the body's tissues and bones, may help to relieve pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions, according to new research published in BMJ Open.
Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of autoimmune disease, according to new research published in RMD Open.
Drugs that block the mineralocorticoid receptor, like the hypertension medications spironolactone and eplerenone, may help to protect bones during ageing, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Applying a stretching mechanism and gallic acid to human cartilage cells could reverse osteoarthritis, according to a study published in Experimental Cell Research.
England has the highest mortality rate for hip fracture out of 11 OECD countries, according to new international study.
The longest study to assess bone mineral density of postmenopausal women has found lower bone loss than previously suggested.
Patients who have sustained a neck of femur fracture have a higher mortality and morbidity rate than their non-affected peers. This study examines whether there is any difference in discharge outcomes between patients with and without a…
EULAR has called for equal access to anti-inflammatory drugs after increased demand to treat Covid-19 has led to a European-wide shortage.