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In a new research study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , same-day total joint replacement patient outcomes were comparable to those of patients admitted to the hospital and staying at least one night following surgery.
As the effectiveness of anesthesia, pain management and rehabilitation continues to improve, more orthopaedic procedures are being done on an outpatient basis.
Los Angeles, CA Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells led to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures, according to a new study published in the March 2014 issue of Foot & Ankle International .
At one year, the average total KSS score of balanced patients exceeded that of unbalanced patients by 23.3 points ; 179+/-17.2 and 156+/-23.4 for the balanced and unbalanced groups, respectively.
Dr. Freddie Fu has received the Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for career contributions to knee reconstructive surgery and advances in patient care.
Bone healing cells in non-smokers are of a better quality, more active and quicker at dividing than those of smokers, according to new research.
Smith & Nephew , the global medical technology business, announces the launch of the JOURNEY II Cruciate Retaining knee replacement at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in New Orleans today.
Surgery to remove the disc has been found to be an effective way to improve these patients' quality of life in cases where conservative treatment is ineffective, but until now, little was known about the societal benefits of surgery and workplace productivity in particular.
It operates through its segments medical systems and medical IT. The company provides ultrasound diagnostic imaging, dedicated magnetic resonance and non-imaging cardiology under medical systems.
So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball pitchers back in the game, new research has found.
Hip and knee replacements have long been known to reduce pain and increase mobility in persons with moderate-to-severe arthritis.
Statins have long been known to lower cholesterol and, more recently, to decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis in healthy, non-surgical patients.
NEW ORLEANS"Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative orthopaedic trauma patients, according to a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons .
In this Wednesday, March 5, 2014 photo, Dr. Joshua Jacobs, orthopedics surgery chief at Rush University Medical Center and president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Chicago, holds a model of a cementless hip replacement.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Anita Rossiter says ``underlying all our health issues is what we are putting in our mouths''.