Orthopedic Surgery Articles & Stories

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


Female Athletes Experience ACL Knee Injures More Frequently

Female Athletes Experience ACL Knee Injures More Frequently

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries are much more likely to occur in female athletes compared to males, according to Loyola University Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Pietro Tonino. Dr. Tonino believes these injuries could be prevented by completing preseason conditioning, in additi... 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


Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

According to the Medical Journal of Australia, arthroscopies are still being performed on people with osteoarthritis of the knee, despite evidence suggesting the effectiveness of the surgical procedure for treating the condition. 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


Preserving Osteoarthritic Knees

Preserving Osteoarthritic Knees

If you have knee osteoarthritis, with all of loss of movement and pain that follows, it's likely your doctor has suggested arthroscopic surgery. This procedure involves the surgeon inserting a scope into the knee and cleaning out loose bits of bone and smoothing out rough cartilage. However, t... Read More


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