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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 […]

Dislocating a Hip after Total Hip Replacement is Traumatic for Patients and can be Avoided

Osteoarthritis of the hip can lead to the need for a total hip replacement, in which surgeons replace the worn, painful and often low functioning joint with an artificial prosthesis. For many, total hip replacement results in less pain, better movement and improved quality of life. This, however, is not the case for the […]

Hip Replacement Might Offer Surprising Health Benefits and Drawbacks

Having a worn hip joint replaced not only can improve function and quality of life, but, in the long term, hip replacement surgery reduces risks of heart failure, depression and diabetes. The news, however, is not all good. This same study found risks for heart disease and atherosclerosis are higher after total hip replacement.


Total Hip Replacement Surgery More Likely to Fail in First 18 Months

Hip replacement surgery is more likely to require revision surgery in the first year and a half after the initial surgery than it is later into a patient’s life, according to a new study.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, studied the long-term medical records of more than 51,000 Medicare beneficiaries who […]