• A Different Perspective on Metal-on-Metal Implants for THA

    Henri Migaud, MD, told attendees at the recent World Arthroplasty Congress that abandoning all metal-on-metal implants for total hip arthroplasty without considering which ones could be safely used is a mistake. The right implant with the right patient can still produce a good outcome. We asked Dr. Migaud, who practices at University Hospital of Lille, […]

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  • UNMC study: knee replacement viable option for rheumatoid arthritis

    Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D., has for a long time listened to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) talking about improved quality of life after their total joint replacements. But until now, there’s been little information that actually measures how the surgery impacts quality of life for RA patients. Much more information is known about the outcomes in […]

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  • Improved care and fewer deaths since introduction of NHS hip fracture initiative

    Substantial improvements in the care and survival of older people with hip fracture in England have followed the introduction of a collaborative national initiative to tackle the issue, according to a new study published in the Medical Care journal. Hip fracture is the most common serious injury of older people. In the UK there are […]

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  • Biomarkers of Inflammation Don t Correlate with Early Outcomes of THA

    A study from Mayo Clinic – reported at the MAOA annual meeting – found no differences in pain and early functional outcomes in direct anterior THA patients vs. mini-posterior THA patients regardless of any changes in serum biomarkers for muscle damage. What do increased serum biomarkers of inflammation/muscle damage tell us about pain and early […]

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  • Risk Factors for Postoperative Urinary Retention in Men Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Postoperative urinary retention is a common complication after major orthopedic procedures of the lower limb. In total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty, the incidence ranges from 7% to 84%. In this study, the incidence and risk factors for postoperative urinary retention were described in a cohort of 376 men undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Postoperative […]

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