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Obesity and total joint arthroplasty: Time to examine needs in a different light

The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040. Resource: Healio Read more

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Hip dysplasia: When is surgery required?

Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the top portion of the thigh bone doesn’t fit properly in the socket portion of the hip joint — either because it is out of place or it is not the correct shape. In many cases, this condition is present at birth. Some people may not be diagnosed […]

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Degree of spinal deformity affects hip replacement surgery success

People with a spinal deformity also requiring a total hip replacement are at greater risk for dislocation or follow-up revision surgery, suggesting that these higher-risk patients may benefit from a more personalized approach to surgery to reduce the risk of poorer outcomes. Resource: NYU Langone Hospitals Read more

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Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA

Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter. Resource: Healio Read more

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Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty

The authors are from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (JMB, JJC), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (JBM, RKE), Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (MC, MAM), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; and the Adult Reconstruction Service (SFH), Mount Sinai Beth Israel, […]

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