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  • Home going instructions after total hip/total knee replacement

    Recovering from total knee or total hip replacement is a gradual process but the payoff is great: less pain and more mobility. Here's a guide to what to expect after your joint replacement surgery.

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  • Knee replacement surgery: Overview

    Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) involves removing a patient's damaged joint surface and replacing it with a metal and plastic implant. This surgery is performed on patients with severe knee arthritis (most commonly, osteoarthritis) to decrease pain and improve mobility, and it tends to have a high success rate.

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  • Hip replacement surgery: How to prepare

    There are several things you need to keep in mind as you prepare for a total hip replacement surgery. You might need to adjust some of your medications, like blood thinners. And you need to prepare your home so it will be easy and safe for you to get around as you are recovering.

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  • Myths of knee replacement surgery

    Once you have made a decision to proceed with knee replacement, you will undoubtedly hear from friends and family about their experience with this surgery. As we learn more about improving results and enhancing safety with this surgery, there are details that may change about the process of a knee replacement. A friend who had knee replacement 20 years ago may have had a very different experience then you would have today. Here we review some of the myths of knee replacement, and what we have learned over time.

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  • Getting knee steroid injections does not appear to increase need for earlier knee replacement surgery

    Researchers say patients should be reassured that these common injections do not appear to cause progression of osteoarthritis.

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  • Surgical approaches used for hip replacement

    Total hip replacement has become one of the most common and most successful types of orthopedic surgeries. Nearly 500,000 hip replacement surgeries are done in the United States every year. While hip replacement surgery is largely standardized, there are variations in surgical techniques.

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  • Rapid Recovery Protocol Can Lead to Increased Range of Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty

    A new research article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons® (JAAOS) shows that a rapid recovery protocol (RRP) leads to increased range of motion (ROM) and decreased length of stay (LOS) in the 12 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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  • Porous tantalum acetabular implants show excellent survivorship for complex revision THA

    Porous tantalum cementless acetabular components show stable fixation, positive outcomes and “excellent survivorship” at 10- to 15-year follow-up for revision hip arthroplasty, according to data presented at the Virtual EFORT Congress.

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  • Knee or hip replacements cut people`s risk for falls, study finds

    People who have total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), experience fewer falls than those who don't undergo the surgery, a new study finds

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  • Total Joint Replacement and the Impact on Future Falls in Osteoarthritis Patients

    According to a new research article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons®, authors compared the fall rates of nearly 500,000 cases of osteoarthritic patients and found those who underwent TJA experienced a significantly lower number of falls post-op than those who did not have the surgery.

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