Posts Categorized: Hip Replacement Surgery

Outcomes for Hip Arthroscopy for Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Based on Gender and Age

There was an excellent article published in the American Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in May, 2016, by Dr. Rachel Frank, at a Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. The study looks at patients undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). This study was performed by a single fellowship trained surgeon. The patients… Read more »

Risk Prediction Tools for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

The current healthcare environment in America has been driven by the concepts of quality, cost containment and value. Based on this, the federal government is starting a program that will incentivize physicians to maximize and reduce the patient’s risk factors prior to hip and knee replacement surgery. In fact, a physician’s reimbursement for the procedure will be directly… Read more »

Common Complications after Total Hip Replacement that Lead to Patient Dissatisfaction 

Total hip replacement is an increasingly popular operation that can significantly improve the quality of the lives of the patients that undergo the procedure. A total hip replacement can significantly reduce pain, improve range of motion of the joint and lead to a more active life. On the other hand there are sometimes complications after total hip… 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 »