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Patient selection for bilateral total knee replacement needs improvement

Patient selection for bilateral total knee replacement needs improvement

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Engineering a better hip implant

Engineering a better hip implant

ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, 2012) — University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail. In a study, the team simulated hip dislocations as they occur in humans and determined that increased thigh girth creates hip instability in morbidly obese patients (those with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40). Continue reading

Engineering a better hip implant

Engineering a better hip implant

ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, 2012) — University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail. Continue reading

The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) — Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, Ramon L. Jimenez from the Monterey Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute and his team demonstrate that socioeconomically disadvantaged patients, in fact, tend to sue physicians less often. Continue reading

Hip fractures: Coexisting medical conditions increase treatment costs and lengthen hospitalization, study finds

Hip fractures: Coexisting medical conditions increase treatment costs and lengthen hospitalization, study finds

ScienceDaily (Jan. 18, 2012) — More than 250,000 hip fractures occur every year in the U.S., often resulting in hospitalization, surgery, nursing-home admission, long-term disability, and/or extended periods of rehabilitation Continue reading

New research could extend life of arthritic joints

New research could extend life of arthritic joints

ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2011) — A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be re-purposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study authors hope their laboratory findings, published in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine , will set the stage for the first human clinical trials to test human parathyroid hormone (brand name: Forteo) in this growing patient population Continue reading

Antibiotic useful for localized treatment of bone wear

Antibiotic useful for localized treatment of bone wear

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Painful legacy of teen sports

Painful legacy of teen sports

ScienceDaily (July 19, 2011) — A new study links high rates of osteoarthritis in athletes to femur damage during adolescence, as a result of participation in high-intensity sports. Vigorous sports activities, like basketball, during childhood and adolescence can cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes, resulting in a deformed hip with reduced rotation and pain during movement. Continue reading