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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

Intellijoint HIP’s® Direct Anterior Approach Application in Canada

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July 8, 2016  (Waterloo, Ontario) – Intellijoint Surgical® – a privately held Canadian medical technology company committed to developing and commercializing affordable 3D mini-optical navigation tools – is pleased to announce the first successful clinical use of the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Application of intellijoint HIP®. DAA is a minimally invasive surgical technique that approaches Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) through a small incision made on the front of the hip.

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John Smith’s Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Saunders 2016

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ZANESVILLE – John Smith had hip replacement surgery on Feb. 29 and he walked out of the hospital on March 1.  He had total hip replacement with the Anterior Approach to surgery by Dr. Karl Saunders of Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville.

…”I considered a doctor in Columbus and when I asked him how many he’s done he told me 10,” Smith said.”I talked to Dr. Saunders and he said he’s done … Read the Rest

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery vs THR Study

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…According to researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, the number of people opting for arthroscopic hip surgery over conventional hip replacement grew 600 percent between the years 2006 and 2010 alone…

… after analyzing about 7,300 patient cases in databases from California and Florida, the researchers discovered that more than one-third of the patients ages 60 to 69 went on to have a total hip replacement within two … Read the Rest

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Performs First Same-Day Hip Replacement Surgery

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SAN FRANCISCO – May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has performed the Bay Area’s first hospital-based, same-day hip replacement surgery. The patient was discharged only 13 hours after surgery, while traditional hip replacement surgeries require an average hospital stay of up to four days.

“At Saint Francis, we are committed to advancing treatment and care options for our patients, and are proud to now offer … Read the Rest