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Using Interactive Driving Simulator, Study Determines When It's Safe to Drive After Hip Replacement

Mar. 11, 2014 After hip replacement surgery, many patients are anxious to resume driving. A new study using a sophisticated interactive driving simulator finds that patients can safely get back behind the wheel ... full story
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Most Charnley Total Hip Replacements Viable After 35 Years

Mar. 14, 2014 In a new study, researchers sought to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of a Charnley total hip replacement -- a traditional hip prosthesis consisting of a polyethylene ... full story
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A Lower Ratio Between Index, Ring Fingers Is Associated With Higher Risk of Developing Severe Osteoarthritis in the Knee, Says Study

Mar. 4, 2014 The lower the ratio between a person’s index finger (2D) and their ring finger (4D), the higher their risk of developing severe osteoarthritis in their knees, requiring a total knee replacement, ... full story
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Hormone Replacement Therapy Cuts Risk of Repeat Knee/hip Replacement Surgery by 40 Percent

Jan. 22, 2014 Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) taken regularly for six months after a knee or hip replacement seems to cut the risk of repeat surgery by around 40 percent, indicates a large population based study ... full story
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Losing or Gaining Weight After Joint Replacement Affects Long Term Outcomes, Study Shows

Mar. 14, 2014 While many overweight patients intend to lose weight after joint replacement, a study finds that although some are able to achieve this goal, equal numbers of patients actually gain weight after hip ... full story
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Study Shows Lower Survival Rates After Second Hip Fractures

Dec. 15, 2013 Research has shown that second hip fractures are more deadly than first hip fractures. Based in Hong Kong, the study evaluated the overall incidence of a second hip fracture and subsequent mortality ... full story
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Use of Cement in Partial Hip Replacement Linked to Risk of Death, Research Finds

June 12, 2014 The use of cement in partial hip replacement surgery may be linked to a risk of death -- often occurring within minutes, according to new research. The risk is relatively rare. But the alarm was ... full story
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What Patients Need to Know About Revision Surgery After Hip or Knee Replacement

Dec. 31, 2013 Over the past two years, an expert in revision hip and knee replacement surgery has seen an increase in the number of people needing a second surgery. When a knee or hip implant wears out or another ... full story
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Dramatic Fall in Death Rates After Hip Replacements

Sep. 26, 2013 Mortality rates in the first 90 days following hip replacement surgery have halved, according to a ... full story
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Socially Isolated Patients Experience More Pain After Hip Replacement

Oct. 27, 2013 Researchers have found that people who lacked good social connections were much more likely to experience serious, ongoing pain following total hip replacement surgery two or more years after the ... full story
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Wrist Fracture Significantly Raises Risk of Hip Fracture

Dec. 13, 2013 A new study showed that patients with Colles' fracture are at higher risk than patients with osteoporosis to have a subsequent hip fracture within one year; Colles' fracture and ... full story
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Don't Ignore Hip Pain: Impingement a Growing Problem Among Young, Active

Dec. 2, 2013 Hip pain is no longer reserved for older adults. More and more young, active people are developing this problem, which often requires surgery to ... full story
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Best Anticoagulants After Orthopedic Procedures Depends on Type of Surgery

July 17, 2014 Current guidelines do not distinguish between aspirin and more potent blood thinners for protecting against blood clots in patients who undergo major orthopedic operations, leaving the decision up to ... full story
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Major Heart Surgery Performed Under 'Twilight'

Feb. 18, 2014 New twilight sedation for advanced heart valve disease patients undergoing the minimally invasive TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement, cuts hospital stay, cost, and additional ... full story
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New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

July 22, 2014 A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person’s knee feel and move just like the original. During a traditional total knee replacement, the surgeon must remove the ... full story
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Nearly Eight Percent of Hip Implants Not Backed by Safety Evidence

Dec. 20, 2013 Almost 8 percent of all implants used in hip replacement surgery have no readily available evidence relating to their safety or effectiveness, finds a study published on bmj.com ... full story
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Resurgence in Swaddling Prompts Fears of Rise in Babies' Developmental Hip Abnormalities

Oct. 28, 2013 A resurgence in the popularity of traditional swaddling has prompted fears of a rise in developmental hip problems in babies, which are now known to be linked to the technique, warns a paediatric ... full story
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Increase in Number of Total Knee Replacement Surgeries, Especially in Younger Adults, Linked to Obesity

June 4, 2014 The number of total knee replacement surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, and experts say that this is linked to the increasing rate of obesity in the United States. Previous studies ... full story
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Hospitals Ranked on Complications After Hip, Knee Replacement Surgeries

May 12, 2014 With an aging population comes an increase in hip and knee joint replacement surgeries, totaling almost one million procedures per year in the United States. To provide better information on the ... full story
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Despite Economic Times, US Demand for Total Joint Replacement Remains Steady

Apr. 2, 2014 The economic downturns in the 2000s did not substantially influence the national growth trends for hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States, a new study ... full story
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