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Joint Replacements May Receive Longer Life Thanks to Computer Model

Joint Replacements May Receive Longer Life Thanks to Computer Model

A computer project finished at Southampton University in the UK should lead to improvements in joint replacement performance and durability. The developers of the project are not seeking partners who are open to putting the model into practice. Read More


MRI Can Aid in Predicting Hip Implant Failure Before Symptoms Appear

MRI Can Aid in Predicting Hip Implant Failure Before Symptoms Appear

Metal-on-metal hip implants can lead to inflammation of the joint lining long before symptoms appear. Now a study by researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery, indicates that magnetic resonance imaging can be used to identify this inflammation. Appearing in the Journal of Bone & Joint ... Read More


Women More Likely to Experience Hip Implant Failure

Women More Likely to Experience Hip Implant Failure

A recent study involving 35,000 US patients, one of the largest of its type, indicates that while the risk of total hip implant failure is low, it is slightly elevated in women more than men. This has sparked calls for studies to explore what kinds of implants are most likely to succeed in wom... Read More


Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants May Cause Soft Tissue Damage

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants May Cause Soft Tissue Damage

For a number of years, metal-on-metal hip implants have failed at astonishingly high rates and the question still remains: "Is there a lack of clinical benefits with metal-on-metal bearings?" Recent updated information from the FDA indicates that metal-on-metal hip implants can cause soft-tiss... Read More


New Hip Replacement Approach Hastens Recovery and Reduces Pain

New Hip Replacement Approach Hastens Recovery and Reduces Pain

A recent development in hip replacement techniques results in less pain, faster recovery, and improved mobility. Dr. Harold Rees describes this anterior approach after operating on one of his patients and observing the remarkable results. Read More


Stroke Risk Heightened by Hip Replacement Surgery

Stroke Risk Heightened by Hip Replacement Surgery

A person's risk of suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke rises by 4.4 percent and ischemic stroke by 4.7 percent for the first two weeks after undergoing total hip replacement surgery. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain and a ischemic stroke is caused by artery blockage. Read More


Big Problems Again for Metal on Metal Hip Implants

Big Problems Again for Metal on Metal Hip Implants

The FDA has announced it will be meeting to address the problems associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. News has consistently been released over the last several years regarding the quality, reliability, and safety of a variety of all metal hip implants. The saga looks to continue as iss... Read More


Engineering Hip Implants That Last

Engineering Hip Implants That Last

Hip replacement is one of the most common orthopedic operations performed in America. Unfortunately, in many instances, the artificial hips employed in the operation must be replaced in just ten years. However, new implants are being engineered using materials that could help prevent these pre... Read More


Biological Prosthetics May Be the Future of Joint Repair

Biological Prosthetics May Be the Future of Joint Repair

Currently, orthopedic specialists use joint replacement techniques on a regular basis. However, in about 15 years, these techniques may be replaced by biological products that can stimulate tissue and bone growth. This is according to leading prognosticator, Paul Olsen, director of a New York ... Read More


Drug May Extend Life of Arthritic Knees and Hips

Drug May Extend Life of Arthritic Knees and Hips

An osteoporosis drug that is the first ever known to prevent cartilage loss following injury to a joint may also regenerate some cartilage that has been lost to osteoarthritis, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Denver. Though this initial ... Read More



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