Hips For You is a guide to Total hip replacement (THR), hip problems and hip treatments. Hips For You is not controlled by medical companies, doctors or hospitals. It it a patient to patient guide featuring: hip replacement articles, doctor information and personal THR stories.
HSS Researchers Recommend Simple Blood Test to Identify Patients in Need of Interventions to Reduce Potential for Cardiac Event
New York, NY—July 31, 2017
A new study published today in the HSS Journal, the leading journal on musculoskeletal research, found the incidence of myocardial ischemia (defined by an elevated troponin level) after major orthopedic surgery in patients with cardiac risk factors is high, although the incidence of serious cardiac complications remains low. Hospital for … Read the Rest
Also, HSS ranked No. 3 in Rheumatology
New York, NY—August 8, 2017
For the eighth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals 2017-2018” survey. HSS has also been recognized as a leader in rheumatology, ranking No. 3 in the nation.
“We are honored and proud that this marks the 26th consecutive year HSS has
AAOS New’s Release September 06, 2017
Original Press Release Here
Washington, DC–On August 30, 2017, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its “Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems” proposed rule. The comments highlight a number of concerns, including those related to computed/digital radiography changes, social risk factors and risk stratification, physician-owned hospitals, and needed health care system … Read the Rest
Sep 16, 2017 Dr. Michael Sumko utilizes muscle sparing total knee and Hip approaches to produce incredible results and return patients back to their activity levels more quickly. These minimally invasive approaches are availble to all usually no matter the severity of the disease as seen in this video. No pain medication! Home more quickly, less time in rehab!… Read the Rest
August 14, 2017 – I passed 5 years with my THR last week and it’s flown by. I have no issues at all and like many here, it’s been life changing surgery for me. I couldn’t have HR due to to a slipped femoral epiphysis age 14 and was struggling to accept that but the advice I got here helped so much.
I’m back motorcycling and playing football- those dark days of arthritic pain seem … Read the Rest
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed an antibiotic-releasing polymer that may greatly simplify the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection, and in a recent report published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, they describe how implants made from this material successfully eliminated 2 types of prosthetic infection in animal models.
“Our finding that polyethylene, the most commonly used weight-bearing surface in total joint surgery, can be made to safely and effectively release … Read the Rest
Six months after total joint replacement (TJR), severely or morbidly obese patients reported excellent pain relief and substantial functional gain that was similar to the findings in other patients. While obesity is associated with a greater risk of early complications, obesity in itself should not be a deterrent to undergoing TJR to relieve symptoms.
Obese patients may not need to lose weight prior to joint replacement surgery according to the study.… Read the Rest
Published to inform the public about hip and knee replacement surgery in the U.S
Rosemont, Ill. – July 24, 2017 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a clinical data registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has published the 2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, the first-ever patient summary of the clinical data available in its Annual Report.
As a multi-stakeholder organization, AJRR takes great pride in … Read the Rest
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