UNC Health Care

Category: Orthopedics

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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For this study

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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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Some popular non-aspirin pain drugs may slow tendon healing, new st...

CHAPEL HILL -- Some popular anti-inflammatory drugs slow tendon healing in laboratory animals when taken immediately after surgery, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Orthopedics, Pain, Research, Studies

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