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Spine evaluation is critical to reduce dislocations in revision total hip arthroplasty

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Previously, surgeons were unaware why certain hip replacement patients experience dislocations. However, recently a new assessment tool before revision hip replacement surgery has significantly reduced the rate of recurrent dislocations compared to a standard evaluation. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Hip replacement patients can skip hip precautions, study suggests

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Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

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Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin “to rattle”. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Hip Replacement Surgery Dos and Don’ts

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More than 300,000 people in the U.S. will have hip replacement surgery this year, followed by weeks of recovery. But experts say there are some things you can do to speed up the recovery afterwards. Read more Source: Ivanhoe

Health Tip: Understanding Hip Replacement Surgery

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During hip replacement surgery, a surgeon will remove damaged or diseased parts of the joint and replace them with man-made parts. The replaced hip should last about 15 to 20 years, the US. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says. Read more Source: Consumer Healthday

Prolonged opioid use before knee or hip replacement surgery increases risk of poor outcomes

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Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & […]

Risk factors associated with revision for prosthetic joint infection after hip replacement

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Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after hip replacement. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

4 things to know about recovering from knee replacement surgery

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After total knee replacement surgery, the vast majority of patients achieve excellent functional results,” said Dr. Jacob Conjeski, a joint reconstruction specialist for Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates. “But the recovery process takes time and differs patient to patient. Read more Source: Dominion Post

Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty

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Modern primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) is among the most successful operations in medicine. It has been a consistently effective treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis of the hip. With the increasing number of primary THA procedures being performed and the decreasing age of patients undergoing the procedure, there is an inevitable associated increase in revision burden […]

Morbidly obese, nonobese patients experienced similar outcomes after revision THA

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Morbidly obese patients who underwent aseptic revision total hip arthroplasty experienced similar complications, failures and clinical outcomes compared with nonobese patients, according to study results. Read more Source: Healio

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