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Interprosthetic Fractures of the Femur

As the rate of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures increases, so will the rate of interprosthetic fractures. Several factors, including bone quality, bone quantity, and stability of the prosthetic components, play a role in determining the appropriate operative treatment. Patients with stable components should undergo reduction and internal fixation, while patients with loose components should […]

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Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks. Source: News Medical Net Read more

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Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?

Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis. Source: Medical News Today Read more

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Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men

Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factors combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings. Source: Healio Read more

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Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results. Source: Healio Read more

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