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  • Nearly half of patients safe for discharge by postoperative day 2 after total joint arthroplasty

    Among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty required to follow the Medicare 72-hour-stay rule, 47.88% were safe for discharge to a skilled nursing facility by postoperative day 2, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.

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  • Weight-loss surgery before joint replacement can improve outcomes in severely overweight patients

    Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely overweight patients, research demonstrates. It is well-known that obesity takes a toll on one’s health. Bariatric surgery and subsequent weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. But before now, the effect of […]

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  • A hip and trunk training program for athletes reduces ACL injuries

    With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport. Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement

    While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The findings contradict the theory that […]

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  • Hip Resurfacing: A Better Option for Some

    Every year, 330-thousand Americans undergo surgery to replace hip joints that have been damaged by age or overuse. After surgery most patients can go back to their normal activities but no running, no jumping and no high impact sports for some people who have been very physically active. Now, new research shows hip resurfacing may […]

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