In an effort to further the ability to get patients back to normal as quickly as possible, some surgeons have started to perform hip replacement surgery as an outpatient procedure.
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.
Rehabilitation after knee replacement is an essential part of the recovery process. But what's the best way to prepare patients before the procedure?
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases
A multistakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has issued clinical recommendations for the optimal prevention of secondary fracture among people aged 65 years and older with a hip or vertebral fracture—the most serious complication associated with osteoporosis.
The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.
Before any medical device, such as a pacemakers or artificial hip implant, reaches the market, it has to meet certain safety standards set by the Food and Drug Administration. But these standards are just a first step; any number of things can happen when the devices hit the clinic.
The knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee.