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  • 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 […]

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  • What Is the Future of Mobile-bearing Acetabular Components?

    Mobile-bearing acetabular components are a relatively new design option for total hip arthroplasty. The goal of these components, say the manufacturers, is to allow a better fit with the patient’s anatomy, provide greater mobility, and create a stable hip that’s less prone to dislocation. Are these components as good as the manufacturer’s claim? Are they […]

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  • Subclinical hyperthyroidism associated with an increased risk of hip and other fractures

    In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a low serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration in a person without clinical symptoms and normal thyroid hormone concentrations on blood tests. Overt hyperthyroidism is an established […]

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  • Patients going home after knee replacement do as well as those going to rehab facility

    A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that patients who go home after knee replacement and receive physical therapy at home do as well as those discharged to an in-patient rehabilitation facility. There’s a common belief that people should go to a rehab facility after joint replacement,” said Douglas E. Padgett, […]

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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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