Surgery, whether major or minor, comes with risks. Surgical risks factors can be either unprecedented and unpreventable, but others can. One of the most pressing and preventable surgical risk factors is obesity. The prevalence of obesity continues to rise and an estimated 35 percent of adults in the United States have a body mass index (BMI)… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Hip Replacement Surgery
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Total joint replacement is one option for people who are struggling with activities of daily living due to advanced arthritis. This is something more common among seniors and typically considered when a person experiences severe joint pain due to damaged cartilage.