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At-home Rehab after Total Knee Replacement as Good as Staying at a Rehab Facility

People who receive physical therapy at home after total knee replacement surgery do as well as those who receive physical therapy while staying at an inpatient rehab facility, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

“There’s a common belief that people should go to a rehab facility after […]

Losing or Gaining Weight after Total Joint Replacement Affects Patients’ Pain, Function and Activity Years Later

Gaining or Losing weight after total joint replacement surgery affects how patients do years after having the surgery to replace worn hip or knee joints. Those who lose weight have better function and activity levels two years after surgery than those who gain weight, according to a recent study at the Hospital for Special […]

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 […]