Our clinicians collaborate with scientists in our Division of Musculoskeletal Sciences, one of the premier laboratories in the country, studying the science and treatment of bone and joint disease. Areas of investigation at present include arthritis, osteoporosis, mechanisms of cell signaling, fracture healing, implant design and biomechanics, musculoskeletal cancer, and gait abnormalities.
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Winter 2015 articles
- Management of a Complex Open Pelvic Injury: A Coordinated Team Approach
- Superior Labral Tears in Patients Older Than 40: What is the Best Treatment?
- Sarcopenia and Increased Body Fat in Sclerostin-deficient Mice: Interactions between Muscle and Bone and Potential Implications for Osteoporosis Management
- Advantages of Total Ankle Replacement versus Pantalar Arthrodesis
- The Medical Minute: Surgical options for colorectal cancer To cure colorectal cancer, surgeons traditionally have needed to create relatively large abdominal incisions in order to remove the cancer. But over the years, technological advancements have made it possible to perform the same curative cancer surgeries laparoscopically.More...
- Colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis the focus of upcoming call-in show On Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. on WHTM-TV abc27, specialists from Penn State Hershey Colon and Rectal Surgery will discuss the latest surgical options for diseases including colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis.More...
- Sekhar receives grant to study iron deficiency screening Dr. Deepa Sekhar, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, has received one of three Sackler Institute for Nutrition Sciences Research Awards. Sekhar will receive $50,000 for her project, “Improving detection of iron deficiency among United States adolescent females.”More...
- Nursing students at Hershey wear jeans to support Rare Disease Day Students in Kerri Nelson's Nursing 350 class at Penn State Hershey wore jeans to spread awareness of Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28.More...