People with the condition risk fracture more than the general population, but the timing raises new questions.
Researchers identified two novel genes that affect bone-formation cells relevant to fractures and osteoporosis; understanding these genes could lead to more effective treatments.
Orthopaedic surgeons sometimes use the procedure for patients missing a portion of bone. U-M researchers are working on ways to improve the technique.
A powerful protein inside the body helps naturally repair bone injuries. Increasing it in some patients could jump-start the process, a new rodent study finds.