Total Joint Replacement News & Information

 

Updated: May 14, 2014


Living your life after total hip replacement.

Living life after total hip replacement

Total joint replacement surgery is a process that will eventually make a person's life easier, but it is going to take some hard work. 

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How weight loss impacts the long-term effects of joint replacement surgery

Weight loss impacts the long-term effects of joint replacement surgery

4/30/2014

According to the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, osteoarthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, especially among older adults... [ more ]

Statins may help prevent dangerous blood clots in joint replacement patients.

Cholesterol lowering drugs may help prevent clots after total joint replacement surgery

3/18/2014

Scientists suggested that statins, which are medications to lower cholesterol, may help prevent blood clots in the veins of the thighs or calves following total joint replacement surgery... [ more ]

 

Weight loss may boost physical function for joint replacement patients.

Changes in weight impact effectiveness of total joint replacements

4/4/2014

Scientists conducted a study to find out how many joint replacement patients actually lose weight after surgery, and whether changes in weight had any effects on their physical function... [ more ]

Total hip replacement is likely safe for patients in their 90s.

Researchers conclude hip replacement surgery is safe for patients in their 90s

3/17/2014

New research suggests that patients who undergo total hip replacement while in their 90s do not experience a higher rate of surgical complications when compared to younger individuals... [ more ]

 

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An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s mission is to provide the best medical care for the musculoskeletal system through orthopaedics and sports medicine, utilizing innovative clinical and surgical technologies, and to improve patient care through research and education, emphasizing prevention. Legal info.