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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

Patients who received a newer prosthesis similar to the Miller-Galante knee design showed significantly better Knee Society function scores than patients who had a long-used prosthesis to which it was compared. However, the two implants performed about the same at short-term follow-up, according to a presenter. Source: Healio Read more

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The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. The study, published in a December 2015 issue of the British Medical […]

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, […]

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040. It is a known fact that obese patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) are at […]

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

DALLAS — Research presented here at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting found patients undergoing revision total knee arthroplasty have become significantly more at risk for obesity in recent years. The obesity rate among revision knee patients is increasing at an alarming rate and outpaces that of index knee patients. Source: […]

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint […]

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

Using acetabular revision for loosening as an endpoint, investigators of this study found more than 90% acetabular component survival at 10 years among patients who underwent revision total hip arthroplasty for acetabular bone deficiency using a Kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device to support hydroxyapatite granules and structural autograft. Researchers retrospectively evaluated 37 patients who underwent the […]

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

Background: Descriptive epidemiology of total joint replacement procedures is limited to annual procedure volumes (incidence). The prevalence of the growing number of individuals living with a total hip or total knee replacement is currently unknown. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of total hip and total knee replacement in the United States. Source: JBJS […]

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