Posts Tagged: Bone and Joint Institute

New discovery from Bone and Joint Institute unlocks mysteries of common spine disease

March 7, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical practitioners from Western University’s Bone and Joint Institute have made a major breakthrough into better understanding a highly prevalent spine disease that affects…

New self-powered, smart implant may greatly reduce knee replacement surgeries

January 31, 2019

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but the implants don’t last forever. They can wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations…

Researchers shed new insights into fate of Franklin Expedition

August 23, 2018

A team of academic researchers from MacEwan University in Edmonton, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Western University in London, University of Saskatchewan, Trent University in Peterborough, University of Waterloo and…

Micro-CT scans show 2,100-year-old ‘hawk’ mummy a stillborn baby

May 31, 2018

A tiny Egyptian mummy long believed to be that of a hawk is actually a rare example of a near-to-term, severely malformed fetus, says an examination led by mummy expert…

New wearable tech from Western may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s

March 2, 2018

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in…

Top scientists headline conference with goal of inspiring young women in STEM

February 27, 2018

Emily Lalone is a rising star at Western University and the lifelong mobility expert will share her personal journey of academic excellence and her latest biomedicine and imaging discoveries as…

Persistent firefighters’ injuries make them ‘working wounded’

February 16, 2018

The longer a firefighter’s career, the greater the chances of suffering from persistent neck, back and limb pain, research co-authored at Western University shows. Fully 70 per cent of all…

Bone and Joint expert finds physiotherapy moves Canada during cross-country investigation

February 7, 2018

Dave Walton, considered one of Canada’s foremost authorities on musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation, traveled more than 12,000 kilometres this past summer in an effort to better understand how physiotherapists were…

Western Bone & Joint researchers receive two Arthritis Society Grants

December 18, 2017

Western University researchers who are part of the interdisciplinary Bone and Joint Institute have been awarded two major Arthritis Society grants — one to study the cellular workings of osteoarthritis…

Bone anatomy shows one size doesn’t fit both

June 29, 2017

Patient health may be compromised, and health costs higher, when the same kind of stabilizing plate is used in a woman’s forearm as in a man’s after a bone break,…