Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Bone Doctor Offers A Review of Bone

A Review of Bone from a Bone Doctor What cells make up bone? Bones are made up of the following types of cells: osteoclasts, osteoblasts and osteocytes Where do osteoclasts, osteoblasts and osteocytes originate? Osteoclasts, which are bone resorbing cells, come from the fusion of monocytes. Osteoblasts, which are bone forming cells, come from mesenchymal… Read more »

Total Hip Replacement (THA)

What’s New in Total Hip Replacement? The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, September 2014 issue, published an article listing new research and interesting information regarding total hip replacements. A Reduction in Transfusions – Studies have found a significant reduction in the amount of blood transfusions after total hip replacement if IV tranexamic acid is used. This is… Read more »

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Is Prophylactic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Indicated? A Systematic Review. One of the hottest topics right now orthopedic surgery is femoroacetabular impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a term used to describe a medical condition where a person’s hip bones are not shaped normally. This causes the hip bones to fit together irregularly so that the… Read more »

Septic Arthritis

New Test for Rapid Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis There is a new and more accurate way to get a quick and inexpensive highly accurate test result on patients with septic arthritis, or a septic knee. The combined use of leukocyte esterase and glucose region strips can give a very quick and accurate diagnosis a septic… Read more »