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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that Black patients are less likely to be “completely satisfied” with their care post joint replacement than Whites. The study included over 4,600 patients who had primary knee (2,113) or hip (2,516) replacement surgery in New York, New Jersey, or...

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"Elect"ing to say "maybe?" Results have been released from a National Poll on Healthy Aging. Among adults 50 to 80 years of age who considered having elective surgery—including joint, eye, abdominal, cosmetic, foot, or leg—well over 60% said their #1 concern was pain/discomfort. The poll was...

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A study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery built upon the insight that many patients with sacral insufficiency fractures (SIF), which can lead to low back pain among other things, had undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA). Information from over 170 patients with these types of...

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During the healing process, heterotopic ossification (HO), where bone grows abnormally in soft tissue, may occur. In fact, this abnormal bone growth happens to about a fifth of those who’ve had hip replacement; if the hip needs to be replaced again, HO rises as high as 80%! But why? Do pain-sensing...

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A new article in the SSM Population Health journal connects the dots between unsecured debt and ill health at midlife. Financial stressors, such as debt unconnected to an asset, can lead to health inequities. Researchers looked at the combination of high cost credit, debt, plus stagnating incomes...

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It's a new age of knee replacement! Using 3D modeling and robotics, knee replacements are more personalized, exact, and lead to improved quality of life. How? A presurgery CT scan of the patient’s knee is uploaded to software and the joint is replicated in a 3D model, which the surgeon uses to plan...

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The journal Advanced Materials reports findings that may lead to rebuilt cartilage and other body tissues. “We found that we were able to arrange objects, such as cells, in ways that could generate new, complex tissues without having to alter the cells themselves,” said the study’s first author...

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Newswise — At age 33, Nick Clement’s knee pain had gotten so bad, he was seriously considering knee replacement surgery. But given his young age, he was concerned about how long a knee replacement would last.

He wanted to wait as long as possible, but four years of college soccer, a bad knee...

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Newswise — Hackensack University Medical Center recently performed the first total knee replacement surgery in the nation utilizing the TSolution One® Total Knee Application by THINK Surgical, Inc. after the groundbreaking technology received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in...

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Newswise — Forty-nine-year-old James Benfante’s knee pain got so bad he dreaded walking from the train station to his job or even standing in line. Working out in the gym became all but impossible. He decided it was time for knee replacement surgery, and he did what many people do nowadays: he went...

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