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2014-05-28 23:01:39

Steven W. Meier, MD, a surgeon at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles, is now offering a variety of procedures to help preserve the body’s natural joints and delay the need for joint replacement surgery. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Over time, our joints can degenerate. Whether due to injury, or the natural wear-and-tear of age, few people over the age of 20 have perfectly functioning joints. Sometimes, as time goes on, arthritis may develop, and unfortunately, may progress...

2013-09-03 23:27:32

Dr. Max Greig shares his joint replacement surgery expertise with the University of Guadalajara. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 MedToGo is proud to congratulate orthopedic surgeon, Max Greig, who has recently concluded his tenure as the Director of the Puerto Vallarta Medical School and is embarking on a new adventure as the Director for International Programs at the University of Guadalajara. While Dr. Greig will be sharing his expertise in the field of orthopedics, he will...

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. A common risk factor associated with clot development is surgery; particularly hip and...

2011-06-07 15:09:12

Greater risk of blood clots and mortality following hip or knee arthroplasty 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. The complications following joint replacement surgery at low-volume sites may be reduced by modifying systems and procedures used before and after surgery according to the findings published today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a...

2010-05-28 18:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen years ago, orthopedic surgeon William Bargar, M.D. made history when, at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, he performed the first-ever hip replacement using a robotic device he developed called ROBODOC®, which improves precision in joint replacement surgery. Warren Roberts of Davis was among Dr. Bargar's first patients; in 1995, he underwent replacement of his left hip as a part of an FDA study using...

2009-10-23 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from Allegheny General Hospital's (AGH) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Center for Genomic Sciences have launched dual groundbreaking studies that may help determine the cause of two common, hard-to-treat problems experienced by patients who undergo orthopedic surgery: a joint replacement that becomes infected and a bone fracture that will not heal properly. Both clinical trials will focus on the role of biofilms --...

2009-08-12 10:15:22

U.S. scientists, part of an international team, say they are testing a new treatment to prevent blood clots that might form after joint replacement surgery. Gary Raskob, dean of the University of Oklahoma's College of Public Health, and a team of scientists from Denmark, Australia and Canada said the blood clots -- known as deep-vein thrombosis -- affect the large veins in the lower leg and thigh. If the clot breaks free and moves through the bloodstream, it can lodge in the lungs, a...

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.The research team, which includes scientists from Oklahoma, Denmark, Australia and Canada, set out to find a better way to prevent blood clots without...


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