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Latest hip replacement surgery Stories

2014-01-29 23:23:16

In a study just published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, researchers have found what might prove to be a rich new source of adult stem cells for use in regenerative medicine — the tissue normally discarded during routine hip replacement surgery. Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In a study just published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, researchers have found what might prove to be a rich new source of adult stem cells for use in regenerative medicine — the tissue...

2013-10-29 23:34:07

Orthopaedic specialist Dr. Joel Buchalter with Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group, offers tips about the benefits of anterior hip replacement with the Hana table. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Living with constant hip pain can literally drag you down, causing once-active people to live more sedentary lives. But anterior hip replacement surgery, a minimally invasive option typically performed on a unique device known as a Hana orthopedic table, has made this form...

2013-05-22 23:17:38

North Fulton Hospital's surgeons have recently begun performing the Anterior Approach to total hip replacement, which allows the surgeon to perform the surgery through a smaller incision and without detaching the muscles from the bones. This provides the potential for a quicker recover with less pain. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Hip replacement surgery has been used to treat joint disease since the 1960s, but recent innovations can greatly improve the patient´s recovery. Hip...

2011-12-15 12:10:38

Physical therapy helps regain walking distance and stair-climbing abilities Researchers in Norway report that patients who receive walking skills training following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis show improved physical function. The physical therapy program displayed a positive effect on walking distance and stair climbing which continued 12 months following hip replacement surgery. Results of the study appear in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by...

2011-10-18 09:11:00

"Smart" instrument addresses the largest unsolved problem in hip replacement surgery BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A "smart" surgical instrument, the HipSextant(TM) Navigation System, was used commercially for the first time on Monday, October 17, at a New York hospital. The system is designed to assist surgeons in placing the artificial implant's cup--the hip socket component--into the pelvis with greater precision during hip replacement surgery. Studies have shown...

2011-07-01 16:23:00

RARITAN, N.J., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XARELTO® (rivaroxaban tablets), a novel, once-daily, oral anticoagulant for the prevention (prophylaxis) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which may lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE) in people undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-01-12 14:34:00

HINSDALE, Ill., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Dr. Steven Louis, Hinsdale Orthopaedics, is one of a few surgeons in Chicago to have performed 100 hip replacements using the new direct anterior approach that is changing lives for patients with severe hip pain. The direct anterior (front) approach is less invasive and painful and allows a quicker recuperation than traditional hip replacement surgery done from the rear or side. Dr. Louis' extensive background in trauma surgery gives him...

2010-11-23 16:35:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson issued a recall on its ASR XL Acetabular System (a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement surgery) and ASR Hip Resurfacing System (a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur) -- both of which have been used in hip replacement surgery. Both hip replacement products have been recalled by the manufacturer from hospitals, surgeons and...

2010-05-03 14:54:46

New study finds post-operative statin use decreases the need for revision surgery The use of statins "“ drugs commonly prescribed to help lower cholesterol levels "“ may play an important role in decreasing complications among patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR), according to a study published in the May 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). "We found that use of statins substantially reduced the risk of revision after hip replacement surgery,...

2008-07-21 18:00:46

By Paul Swiech, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 21--BLOOMINGTON -- A hip replacement surgery now available in Bloomington is resulting in quicker recovery for patients, according to surgeons and nurses. What makes the anterior hip replacement even more noteworthy is that the surgery may benefit the majority of patients who need hip replacement, said the surgeon who performs the technique. About 250 total hip replacement surgeries are performed each year in Bloomington-Normal. In...