We are grower older as a nation at a rapid rate. In fact, the fastest growing age group in the US includes people 65 years old and older. Between 2000 to 2010 the growth rate for this segment of the population was 15.1% while the rest of the population grew at a rate of 9.7%. Among… Read more »
Posts Tagged: hip replacement surgery
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 »
Knee Replacement Surgery or Hip Surgery for Osteoarthritis Treatment. Researchers led by Sankar (2013) and colleagues and published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage look at return to work after knee or hip replacement surgery to treat osteoarthritis. Noting that hip and knee replacement surgeries are increasingly common among younger people, researchers looked at data to examine return… 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.