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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


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


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


Exercise and Weight Loss Offer Relief for Osteoarthritis Patients

Exercise and Weight Loss Offer Relief for Osteoarthritis Patients

A $3 million grant has been given to the National Institute of Aging to analyze the effects of two promotion programs designed to aid elderly people struggling with osteoarthritis. Older adults with osteoarthritis, the number one cause of disability in adults, have displayed a benefit from th... 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


Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets

Cutting-Edge Knee-Replacement Gadgets

Medicine is ever advancing - and that includes orthopedic medicine, which has now developed gender-specific artificial knees that match the subtle anatomical differences between men and women. Technicians have also produced a computer program to assist orthopedic surgeons in correctly positio... Read More


Expert Commentary: Stephen A. Baker, M.D. - 7/27/2009

Expert Commentary: Stephen A. Baker, M.D. - 7/27/2009

This story underscores two important imperatives regarding rotator cuff tears and their surgical treatment. The first point is fairly obvious, the second is more subtle but perhaps even more critical for the eventual well-being of the patient. Read More


Metal-Particle Inflammation Causes Joint-Implant Failure

Metal-Particle Inflammation Causes Joint-Implant Failure

The very joint implants that bring pain relief and restore freedom of motion to patients’ extremities can be their own undoing, setting off a metal-induced immunological defense mechanism that causes the implants to loosen and fail, according to a recent study.     The s... Read More



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