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  • Proper patient selection, better fixation associated with successful femoral osteotomy for lateral compartment OA

    Source: Healio Orthopedic surgeons should focus on four key prognostic factors related to femoral osteotomies to improve their patients’ outcomes with the procedure, according to a presenter at the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here. “Femoral osteotomy remains a valid treatment for lateral osteoarthritis. Improved patient selection, planning, fixation and […]

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  • Elderly Women with Low Vitamin D Risk Fracture

    Source: dailyRx People’s bones tend to grow more fragile as they age, especially in older women. But there may be factors that are within a person’s control to help decrease the risk for fracture. A recent study found that long-term vitamin D insufficiency was associated with a greater 10-year risk of having a hip or […]

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  • Pioneering hip and stem cell surgery

    Source: Medical News Today Doctors and scientists in Southampton have completed their first hip surgery with a 3D printed implant and bone stem cell graft. The 3D printed hip, made from titanium, was designed using the patient’s CT scan and CAD CAM (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing) technology, meaning it was designed to […]

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  • Falls More Common in Arthritis Patients

    Source: dailyRx Falls are a big concern for many older adults, but should falling be something that middle-aged adults with arthritis consider, too? A new study suggests so. The researchers found that compared to people without arthritis, arthritis patients were more likely to fall twice or more and more likely to be injured from these […]

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  • Sprifermin offers benefit for cartilage loss from knee osteoarthritis

    Source: Medical News Today In a new study in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, at 12 months, total femorotibial cartilage thickness loss was reduced in sprifermin (recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 18)-treated knees compared to placebo-treated knees, with effects being significant in the lateral femorotibial compartment but not in the central femorotibial compartment. […]

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  • New approach to total knee replacement spares muscle, decreases pain

    Source: The Daily Progress Total knee arthroplasty, also known as total knee replacement, is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as of 2010, more than600,000 total knee replacements were being performed annually in the United States. The number of total knee replacements performed annually in […]

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  • Semi-constrained implant improves revision knee arthroplasty outcomes

    Source: OrthoSpineNews Use of a semi-constrained implant in revision knee arthroplasty produced acceptable implant survival and functional outcomes during the long-term follow-up period, according to study results. Read More

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  • Partial knee replacement safer than total knee replacement

    Source: Medical News Today Partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement according to a new study published in The Lancet. Patients who had a partial knee replacement are 40 per cent more likely to have a re-operation, known as revision surgery, during the first eight years after the replacement, than those that […]

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  • Obesity may be driving increasing need for knee and hip replacements in steadily younger patients

    Source: dailyRx The impact of being overweight has far reaching health implications — implications that may be taking a toll at an earlier age. In a new study, researchers found that packing on the pounds may be setting the stage for total knee or hip replacement at increasingly younger ages. Further, the scientists found that […]

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  • Blood Metal Ions Tied to Failed Hip Replacement, Resurfacing

    Source: HCP live Raised levels of blood metal ions are associated with failed metal-on-metal hip resurfacings and total hip arthroplasties, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The researchers found that patients with failed arthroplasty had significantly higher blood cobalt and chromium ion levels […]

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