Latest joint replacement surgery Stories

2011-07-27 09:01:00

Clots more likely to form in patients with cardiovascular disease, smokers and the elderly ROSEMONT, Ill., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When tennis star Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism earlier this year, the world's attention was drawn to this often fatal medical condition which, although surprisingly not uncommon, is unfamiliar to most men and women.

2011-06-07 15:09:12

Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty at hospitals with lower surgical volume had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure.

2010-05-28 18:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen years ago, orthopedic surgeon William Bargar, M.D.

2009-08-12 10:15:22


2009-08-11 16:41:45

The dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and a team of scientists worldwide have found a better way to prevent deadly blood clots after joint replacement surgery – a major problem that results in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year. The research appears this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.