Second Look – Clinical News and Views

If you missed these Headline News Now items the first time around, AAOS Now gives you a second chance to review them. Headline News Now—the AAOS thrice-weekly, online update of news of interest to orthopaedic surgeons—brings you the latest on clinical, socioeconomic, and political issues, as well as important announcements from AAOS.

Modified MRI may detect early OA

New imaging technology may provide physicians with a test for early diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a presentation at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The technology uses a modified form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the concentration of glycosaminoglycan (GAG), which is a recognized biomarker for both OA and degenerative disk disease. A low concentration of GAG is known to correlate with the onset of OA and other cartilage disorders.

Proton pump inhibitors increase risk of osteoporotic fractures

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