Surgeons say the Calypso device can help relieve pain for people with osteoarthritis in their inner knee region.
Source: Medical Xpress
Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Source: Medical Xpress
For hockey great Bobby Orr, a torn knee ligament ended his career at age 30. Orr had more than 17 knee operations, at one point having his meniscus removed—the cartilaginous tissue that helps stabilize and lubricate the knee joint. Now scientists can see in real time just how important the meniscus is.
Mobile gait analysis and feedback system could help patients walk normally after hip joint operation
Source: News Medical Net
Patients who have received a new hip joint must first learn to walk "normally" again after the operation. A mobile gait analysis and feedback system developed by a Kaiserslautern research team in cooperation with physicians and biomechanics shall help to achieve this goal.
Source: Science Daily
Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new study analyzing nationwide registers finds.
Source: Very Well Health
A revision joint replacement means that surgery must be done to replace a worn out joint replacement.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a million people annually, many of them athletes.
Could weight loss surgery before knee replacement improve outcomes or even eliminate the need for joint replacement in severely overweight patients? A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) aims to answer that question.
In a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, investigators have identified urinary markers that differentiate total hip replacement patients who eventually develop bone tissue destruction, or osteolysis, from patients who do not.
Total hip arthroplasty routinely provides patients with greatly improved quality of life, however the process of performing THA requires that many anatomical issues must be addressed that are not predicted on preoperative radiographs. Ideally, the surgeon and the operative team should be aware of all major anatomical considerations and the planned process to address these before the surgery starts.