• Getting the perfect fit for artificial hips

    When a patient receives a new hip, it is usually adjusted only approximately to leg length. Greater accuracy requires a more precise measuring process as well as adjustable implants. Now, a new type of measurement method coupled with a modular implant should allow orthopedic surgeons to precisely calibrate leg length after the operation so it matches its original length.

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  • Walking on an incline could help people suffering from knee problems

    Incline walking on a treadmill could benefit people with knee osteoarthritis or knee replacements, says a new study from Ball State University.

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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 TJR is underutilized in female patients because they have worse outcomes then men.

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

    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, a new study concludes.

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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.

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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.

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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 bariatric surgery on joint replacement outcomes was not known.

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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.

    Watson told Ivanhoe, "I did my first 5k when I was four years old!"

    The cross country athlete has even gone to states. But recently, knee pain slowed her down.

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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 arthritis patients under age 35 when conservative treatments fail to provide relief.

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  • Prevention of costly hip fractures should be a priority in UK

    Hip fractures account for an estimated £1.1 billion in hospital costs annually; costs expected to increase dramatically with aging of the population

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