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Physical Therapy before Total Hip or Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Markedly Improves Patient Outcomes

People who are treated by their physical therapists prior to having total hip or total knee joint replacement surgery reduce their need for rehabilitation after surgery by nearly 30 percent, according to a study published October 1, 2014 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Dollar-wise, the reduced need for post-operative rehabilitation results […]

Hip and Knee Replacement Outcomes Better when Surgeons Use Regional Anesthesia

People undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgeries are at a lower risk for complications if they have regional, versus general, anesthesia, according to a new study.

While it’s not as commonly used as general anesthesia during joint replacement surgery, neuraxial anesthesia, also known as spinal or epidural anesthesia, involves injecting medication into […]

Study Looks at Which Patients are most likely to Reap Benefits from Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Surgeries

In a new study, Canadian researchers found only about half of patients there who had hip or knee joint replacement surgery reported notable improvement in their pain and ability to move after surgery. Led by Gillian A. Hawker, MD, from the Women’s College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, the […]

Unexplained Hip Pain in Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Likely Due to Tissue Damage

Tissue damage–not implant wear–might be to blame when people who have metal-on-metal hip implants suffer from unexplained hip pain, according to researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

The failure of metal-on-metal hip devices due to unexplained pain is rising, according to a March 20, 2013 Hospital for Special Surgery […]