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Arizona cyclist wins gold after hip replacement

Full Story Here Karl Baumgart, a 44-year-old Scottsdale resident and cycling competitor, won a national championship, four silver medals, and the overall “Best All Around Rider” award at the 2015 USA Masters Track National Championship. Just six weeks later, Karl continued on winning two silver medals at the 2015 Masters World Track Championships. These accolades were earned just 12 months after his total hip replacement for a chronic overuse injury. For a newcomer who has… Read the Rest

Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds Catcher, Total Hip Replacement 2004

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Former Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench spoke at the joint pain seminar at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Altoona. Bench underwent total hip replacement in his right hip in 2004. He discussed his options with his surgeon and received a Stryker hip implant. After undergoing the procedure, Bench was able to… Read the Rest

35 Year Follow Up for THR Patients 50 and under

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Assessment of Durability and Function at Minimum 35-year Follow Up of THR in Patients 50 and Under

Paper 773, presented at the AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting, March 11-15, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana.

…The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of Charnley total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients under age 50 (a group that continues to actively function with their THA) at minimum 35 … Read the Rest

Kiwis missing out on knee and hip replacements

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Rates of publicly-funded knee and hip replacement surgery are barely keeping up with population increases, and many people are missing out on surgery despite significant disability, according to two new studies published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. An accompanying editorial notes that attracting funding for this “life changing” surgery has been difficult given the prioritisation of healthcare spending on specialties involving “cancer, cardiac or kids”. … Read the Rest

Obese Patients in NHS in South Essex May Denied Hip Replacement

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PATIENTS who need orthopaedic surgery including hip and knee replacements may not be able to undergo treatment if they are overweight or smoke if proposed criteria changes are approved…

…The CCGs say that patients who undergo surgery despite having other health conditions – such as being obese with a BMI over 40 or if they smoke – may suffer poorer outcomes as a result…

… Currently, all patients due to undergo … Read the Rest

Avascular Necrosis AVN by Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

Avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis is the death of a segment of bone due to loss of blood supply. Both bone cells are the bone marrow are affected. AVN is a common cause of hip pain in young and middle aged patients between 35-50 years of age. It occurs more in males. AVN leads to severe degenerative arthritis of the hip joint and accounts for 10% of total hip replacement cases in the United States.… Read the Rest

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High Volume Hospitals Have Better Outcomes for Joint Replacement Surgeries

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This study of U.S. patients who underwent elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty showed most had their surgeries performed at higher-volume hospitals…

…The lowest complication rates were seen in high-volume hospitals, whereas the highest complication rates were seen in low-volume hospitals…… Read the Rest

Direct Anterior vs Posterior Approach Have Similar Outcomes for THR

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“Short-term outcome and complication data from the state joint replacement registry demonstrate that total hip arthroplasty performed using either the direct anterior approach or posterior approach have no compelling advantage over each other, including no difference in the dislocation risk,” Joseph D. Maratt, MD, of the University of Michigan Health System, said in his presentation.… Read the Rest

Stem Cell Technique Alternative toTotal Hip Replacement

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Jeanne Mitterando, 46, is a very active family medicine doctor— she hikes, skis and works out with a personal trainer. But all that stopped after she was hospitalized for asthma and given high-dose steroids for a month…

…Soon, the pain moved into her left hip and she was diagnosed with avascular necrosis, where the bone dies in the femoral head, the highest part of the thigh bone…

…Mitterando found Dr. Thomas … Read the Rest