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  • An Anterior-based Muscle-sparing Approach to THA

    A 66-year-old female who has acetabular protrusio and end-stage osteoarthritis of the right hip undergoes total hip arthroplasty through the ABMSparing approach. According to the authors, this approach avoids the complications of wound healing that can occur with an approach that crosses the hip flexion crease, as well as avoids cutting muscle. Numerous surgical approaches […]

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  • Researchers find clues that may predict recovery outcomes following total hip replacement

    Surgery to replace the arthritic hip and knee joints is on the rise in the U.S., with more than 1.1 million replacement surgeries reported in 2009. While these surgeries improve pain, mobility and quality of life for most recipients, some patients are dogged by persistent muscular problems. Now, a cross-institutional team of researchers has found […]

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  • Study: Hip replacement an excellent option to relieve pain in juvenile arthritis patients

    Implant lasts at least 10 years in 85 percent of patients Hip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely damaged by the disease. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that the procedure is an excellent option to alleviate pain and improve function in juvenile […]

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  • Freezing Knees, Stopping Pain

    More than 10-million Americans suffer from knee pain. Drugs and surgery can be a fix, but now, there’s a better option for some patients and doctors are freezing away the pain! Sixteen-year-old Abbey Watson has been running her whole life. Sixteen-year-old Abbey Watson has been running her whole life. Watson told Ivanhoe, “I did my […]

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  • Weight-loss surgery before joint replacement can improve outcomes in severely overweight patients

    Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely overweight patients, research demonstrates. It is well-known that obesity takes a toll on one’s health. Bariatric surgery and subsequent weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. But before now, the effect of […]

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  • One ACL Injury Might Mean More Down the Road

    Injuries are a potential risk athletic kids face. Concussions may be getting a lot of press lately, but injuries to the knee may be just as important. A new study found that young athletes who needed ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery were likely to re-injure their knees over a 15-year period. Source: DailyRx Read More

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  • A hip and trunk training program for athletes reduces ACL injuries

    With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport. Females are about five times more likely to suffer an ACL injury and more than half of these come from non-contact sidestepping […]

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  • Hip Fracture Patients: Nearly half have delirium, study suggests

    A new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 48 percent of hip fracture patients, age 65 and older, had delirium, or acute confusion, before, during and after surgery (perioperative), resulting in significantly longer hospital stays and higher costs for care. Approximately 300,000 Americans are […]

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  • Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement

    While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The findings contradict the theory that […]

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  • Osteoporosis: Steroid Danger

    CHICAGO. (Ivanhoe newswire) — 10-million Americans have osteoporosis and 18-million more are at risk. The bone disease leads to an increase in fractures in the hip, spine and wrist accounting for one-point-five million painful fractures each year and one woman’s harrowing story of recovery is inspiring. Playing on the floor with her dog Belle wasn’t […]

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