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Joint Replacement: 5 Benefits of Outpatient Surgery

Source: Health

Total hip and knee replacements have come a long way. Afterwards, people no longer lay in a hospital bed for three weeks; instead they generally begin walking at home within a day of the procedure.

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Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surgery

Source: Medical Xpress

Sarah Tierney, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study to examine the correlation of anesthetic technique and mortality in patients undergoing hip fracture fixation over a 13-year period.

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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Source: Eurek Alert

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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What a pain: The iPad neck plagues women more

Source: Science Daily

Gender and posture -- not screen time -- are biggest factors behind developing 'iPad neck' and shoulder pain, new study finds.

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What to know about hyperlordosis

Source: Medical News Today

Hyperlordosis creates a characteristic C-shaped curve in the lower back, or lumbar region, where the spine curves inward just above the buttocks. It often occurs as a result of poor posture or a lack of exercise.

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Neuroinflammation seen in spinal cord, nerve roots of patients with chronic sciatica

Source: Science Daily

A study has found, for the first time in humans, that patients with chronic sciatica -- back pain that shoots down the leg -- have evidence of inflammation in key areas of the nervous system.

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Improving outcomes for serious knee injuries

Source: Medical Xpress

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a million people annually, many of them athletes.

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Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

Source: News Medical Life Sciences

Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Source: Wolters Kluwer

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.

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Magnetic surgical cement heals spinal fractures, provides targeted drug delivery

Source: Today

Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement.

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Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?

Source: Medical News Today

It is common for people to experience pain in the right side of the neck. In most cases, the pain occurs due to a muscle strain or another benign cause. People can often treat their pain using home remedies and medications. However, for severe or prolonged neck pain, it is best to see a doctor.

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How do you stretch out your tailbone?

Source: Medical News Today

The tailbone, or coccyx, is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. It is possible to injure or fracture the tailbone, causing inflammation and pain. Persistent tailbone pain is known as coccydynia.

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Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty

Source: Healio

This article highlights the most common indications for revision after THA and offers recommendations for how to approach revision of the femoral component.

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Morbidly obese, nonobese patients experienced similar outcomes after revision THA

Source: Healio

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.

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Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes

Source: Healio

Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury.

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Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now

Source: Science Daily

If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to treatment. Instead of pain medicines,

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Greater wound healing, renal complications found among TJA patients with gout

Source: Healio

Recently published results showed patients with gout who underwent total joint arthroplasty had greater wound healing and renal complications compared with patients without gout.

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Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

Source: News-Medical.net

Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

Source: WebMD LLC

Need another reason to keep your weight under control?
Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.
A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

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Prospective study showed TKA not detrimental to patient participation in sports

Source: Healio

Results of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to participate in sports postoperatively and in some cases, patients were more active in sports after surgery

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Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men

Source: Healio

Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factures combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.

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Better fix for torn ACLs

Source: Science Daily

A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

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Low-dose CT of the whole spine found more sensitive than conventional radiographs in monitoring AS

Source: Healio

In patients with ankylosing spondylitis, low-dose CT of the whole spine delivered greater sensitivity than imaging with conventional radiographs, according to a study presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.

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Modularity in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Benefits, Risks, Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management

Source: Healio

Modular implants are currently widely used in total hip arthroplasty because they give surgeons versatility during the operation, allow for easier revision surgery, and can be adjusted to better fit the anatomy of the specific patient. However, modular implants, specifically those that have metal-on-metal junctions, are susceptible to crevice and fretting corrosion.

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Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis

Source: Medical Xpress

A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

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Loss of estrogen a risk factor for disc degeneration and lower back pain

Source: Science Daily

'Oh, my aching back!' It's not an uncommon complaint heard from both men and women as they age and experience lumbar disc degeneration. Now a new study suggests that menopause is associated with severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine.

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