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Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

In a new study of patients who showed up to an emergency department with acute pain in their shoulders, arms, hips or legs, researchers found that a cocktail of two non-addictive, over-the-counter drugs relieved pain just as well as — and maybe just a little better than — a trio of opioid pain medications widely prescribed under […]

Morbidly obese, nonobese patients experienced similar outcomes after revision THA

Morbidly obese patients who underwent aseptic revision total hip arthroplasty experienced similar complications, failures and clinical outcomes compared with nonobese patients, according to study results. » Read more Source: Healio

Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting. » Read […]

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

Need another reason to keep your weight under control? Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg. A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic. » Read more Source: WebMD

Rule out infection, adverse local tissue reaction during investigation of THA instability

When a hip becomes unstable after total hip arthroplasty, the orthopedic surgeon should investigate it with a history and physical, appropriate imaging and laboratory tests prior to any surgery to remove the hip anteversion or revise the prosthesis, according to a presenter. » Read more Source: Healio

What is a hairline fracture?

Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that often develop in the foot or lower leg. It is common for hairline fractures to occur as a result of sports that involve repetitive jumping or running. » Read more Source: Medical News Today

Will My New Hip or Knee Last Forever?

Maybe. I have patients in my office every weeks or so that had their hip or knee replaced 10-15 years ago and their doctor told them that they would have to have it redone in 10-15 years. I ask these patients “Does your hip or knee hurt?” and the answer is usually “No”. I take […]

What is “hip arthroscopy” and is it right for me?

As with most things in medicine, an understanding of anatomy makes both problems and solutions a lot easier to understand. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The ball part is the upper end of the femur or thighbone and the socket is part of the pelvis called the acetabulum. The end of each […]

Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks. » Read more Source: News Medical Net

Large variation found in 3-D UKA alignment analysis for femoral, tibial components

Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the importance of component positioning. » Read more Source: Healio

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