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2013-04-05 11:50:03

Only half of people with arthritis who had a hip or knee replacement reported a significant improvement in pain and mobility after surgery, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES). "Many patients with hip and knee arthritis have the condition in more than one of their hip or knee joints," said the study's lead author Dr. Gillian Hawker. "So it's not surprising that replacing a single joint doesn't alleviate all...

2013-03-27 16:25:02

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO), is pleased to announce that its scientists have recently had their study on mortality, cost, and health outcomes of total knee arthroplasty in Medicare patients published online in the Journal of Arthroplasty. In the study of Medicare records, Exponent scientists examined the effects of joint replacement among nearly 135,000 patients with new diagnoses of osteoarthritis of the knee from 1997 to 2009. About...

2013-03-21 16:25:32

Innovative New Ankle Replacement Employs a Low Profile Design and Lateral Surgical Approach CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced the Zimmer® Trabecular Metal(TM) Total Ankle, a complete ankle replacement and instrument system, at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting. The Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle is designed to restore alignment,...

2013-03-21 14:46:51

Anatomic differences between male and female knees have resulted in the creation and regular use of gender-specific implants. However, a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that a specialized prosthesis may not improve overall outcomes in female total knee replacement (TKR) patients. Female implants are narrower, with an atypical angle and a thinner anterior flange (front rim), reflecting the unique...

2013-03-21 14:45:30

Patients bike, hike and swim again after total hip replacement surgery Ninety-eight percent of total knee replacement (TKR) patients who were working before surgery returned to work after surgery, and of those patients, 89 percent returned to their previous position, according to new research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Another related study highlights the life-restoring outcomes of total hip replacement (THR). Total...

2013-03-21 11:33:48

Obese patients undergoing total knee replacement face longer hospital stays, higher related costs Obesity alone may not diminish outcomes or increase the risk of complications in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, according to two research studies presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). However, TKR replacement patients may face significantly longer hospital stays and related costs. Total knee replacement in obese patients...

2013-03-21 00:21:01

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anatomic differences between male and female knees have resulted in the creation and regular use of gender-specific implants. However, a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that a specialized prosthesis may not improve overall outcomes in female total knee replacement (TKR) patients. Female implants are narrower, with an atypical angle and a thinner anterior flange...

2013-03-21 00:20:59

Patients bike, hike and swim again after total hip replacement surgery CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-eight percent of total knee replacement (TKR) patients who were working before surgery returned to work after surgery, and of those patients, 89 percent returned to their previous position, according to new research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Another related study highlights the...

2013-03-21 00:20:52

Obese patients undergoing total knee replacement face longer hospital stays, higher related costs CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity alone may not diminish outcomes or increase the risk of complications in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, according to two research studies presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). However, TKR replacement patients may face significantly longer hospital stays and...

2013-03-20 08:26:16

Persona Knee Replacement Replicates the Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Knee for a Better Fit, More Natural Feel and More Normal Function CHICAGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced Persona The Personalized Knee System, at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. The Persona System ushers in a new era in total knee replacement, combining personalized implants...