AAOS Now, December 2008
Depression and bone loss
By Laura L. Tosi, MD; Mary I. O’Connor, MD; and Annie Hayashi Is there a link between SSRIs and bone loss? NIH/NIAMS and AAOS This is the first in a series of articles featuring orthopaedic-related research funded by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH/NIAMS). During the past 2 decades, an increasing number of older women have been taking antidepressants. That fact may have an impact on orthopaedic practices.
Investing in patience
Contributions to OREF have long-term benefits Research funded in part by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and conducted by Victor M. Goldberg, MD, led to transplant tissues that were less likely to be rejected by the patient’s body, as well as new treatments for arthritis. Dr. Goldberg hopes that his years of promoting orthopaedic research through leadership, advocacy, and direct contributions to OREF will spur equally important research for the future.