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  • What’s new in hip replacement surgery?

    There are two main surgical approaches to hip replacement surgery. The first has been in use longer and is often referred to the traditional approach, or posterior hip replacement surgery. The second type is called anterior hip replacement surgery. It is a newer and more technically complicated surgery but has some advantages over the traditional approach.

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  • Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

    Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.

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  • THINK Knee Surgery: Knee Replacement

    It’s one of the most widely done orthopedic procedures- but as many as one in five patients or 20 percent say they still feel chronic pain or are unhappy with the results after knee replacement surgery. Now a new cutting-edge robotic system for knee replacement that may offer patients much better results.

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  • Outpatient Total Hip Replacement Surgery

    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.

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  • Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture

    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.

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  • Study: `Pre-habilitation` by peer coaches before knee replacement may improve outcomes

    Rehabilitation after knee replacement is an essential part of the recovery process. But what's the best way to prepare patients before the procedure?

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  • What to know about shoulder impingement

    Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer's shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade.

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  • How to treat hip osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.

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  • Prosthetic joint infections missed in patients with rheumatic diseases

    Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases

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  • Recommendations to prevent secondary fractures in adults 65+ with osteoporosis

    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.

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