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  • How to Get Back to Exercising After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Hip and knee replacements can get you back to an active life in no time. Know this, though: You are an important factor in determining the ultimate outcome of the surgery. A new hip or knee joint doesn’t work by itself.

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  • Gap Balancing v. Measured Resection Knee Surgery. Who wins?

    In a square-off between gap balancing and measured resection techniques in cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA), which wins as far as implant migration and tibiofemoral contact kinematics? This is what a team of Canadian researchers set out to learn with their work

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  • Total knee replacement may be more painful for vitamin-D deficient postmenopausal women

    Vitamin D is a critical part of a healthy diet. Among other benefits, it has been shown to protect against bone disease and maintain soft tissue health. A new study suggests that it may also play a role in the degree of postoperative pain postmenopausal women experience after undergoing total knee replacement.

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  • Total knee replacement a cost-effective treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis

    Taking into consideration costs of forgoing versus pursuing total knee replacement, researchers found that across older and younger age groups, TKR is a cost-effective treatment for these patients.

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  • 8 Frequently Asked Total Joint Replacement Questions Answered

    Joint pain can be debilitating, but through a total joint replacement, those suffering from joint issues can find relief. Though surgery and recovery are intensive, many people find total joint replacements help them get back to the activities and pain-free life they enjoyed before their joint pain began. Learn more about total joint replacements and how they can make a difference below.

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  • Things to Consider Before Hip Replacement Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common joint replacement procedures, exceeded only by knee replacements.1 Many people have hip arthritis, but it can be difficult to know when the right time to have a hip replacement surgery is. Furthermore, there is confusion about what to expect from hip replacement surgery.

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  • Can You Be Too Old for Hip or Knee Replacement?

    Today, people are enjoying longer lives — but joint pain from osteoarthritis persists and can interfere with an active lifestyle. That’s why many people decide to have hip or knee replacement surgery. But is it possible to ever be too old for joint replacement?

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  • Inflammation and pressure-sensing leads to 'feed-forward' loop in osteoarthritis

    An unfortunate biological 'feed-forward' loop drives cartilage cells in an arthritic joint to actually contribute to progression of the disease, say researchers. Excessive loading under inflammatory conditions can create a situation that can lead to progressive cartilage degeneration.

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  • Computational model offers help for new hips

    Engineers design a computational model that will ultimately serve as the engine to predict how long a hip implant could last for a specific patient. The unique model incorporates fluid dynamics and the physics of implant wear and aims to streamline trial-and-error in the design of future implants.

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  • Pros and Cons of Knee Surgery for Osteoarthritis

    If you're living with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, chances are you rely on some non-surgical treatment strategies like NSAIDs, physical therapy, and maybe even injectable treatments to keep pain, swelling, and stiffness under control. These can all be effective ways to manage OA symptoms for a long time. But what happens when they’re no longer enough? At a certain point, you may consider knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty.

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