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Category: Orthopedics

graphic of someone clutching their ankle

January 15, 2020

Sprain, Strain or Fracture?

Here’s what to do if you suffer one of these injuries.


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Woman with pain in ankle while jogging

October 12, 2017

Is It Broken? Find Out Now with Orthopedic Urgent Care

No need to wait in the emergency room; walk in now to UNC’s orthopedic urgent care clinics


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Exercise to burning bone fat

May 17, 2017

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone...

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

Fitness, Orthopedics, Research

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Images of bones stained with osmium. Left: bone fat decreased due to exercise. Right: bones of mice on high dose of rosiglitazone. Far right image shows decrease in bone fat due to exercise.

September 8, 2015

Diabetes drug boosts bone fat and fracture risk; exercise can parti...

A new UNC School of Medicine study visualizes the dramatic influence of a diabetes drug on bone health and the benefit of exercise in mice.

Diabetes, Fitness, Orthopedics, Research, Treatment

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David Berkoff

July 30, 2015

New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.

Orthopedics, Research, Technology

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The study was done under the direction of Dr. Joanne Jordan.

May 13, 2013

Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who had variations in a gene for an anti-inflammatory chemical were twice as likely to progress to severe osteoarthritis as those without the genetic variations.

Arthritis, Genetics, Orthopedics, Research, Studies

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June 21, 2012

Research suggests new cause to blame for spinal muscular atrophy

UNC scientists have discovered that a commonly held assumption is wrong and that a separate role of the SMN gene – still not completely elucidated -- is likely responsible for the disease’s manifestations.

Genetics, Orthopedics, Research, Studies

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of torn shoulder tend...

CHAPEL HILL -- New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that treatment with anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of massive or recurrent tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff tendons.

Orthopedics, Research, Studies

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