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  • The fate of new hips in women


    Hip joint replacements can help patients regain normal mobility. But just like any surgery, risks are involved in hip replacement. And women may have a higher risk than men when it comes to failure of the new hip.

    Women were slightly more likely than men to have a failed hip replacement within three years of surgery, according to a new study.

    The findings highlighted the risks and precautions patients should consider before deciding to get a new hip.

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  • More intense activity results in greater polyethylene wear for THA patients

    Source: Healio

    More intense activity, rather than amount of activity, has been linked with greater in-vivo polyethylene wear in highly crosslinked polyethylene implants, according to a results of a study from the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting.

    “Based on this information, patients can be better instructed on what protects their joint form wear and what activities can be performed without affecting longevity,” Senden said. “Given our results, patients can protect the longevity of their implants without being less active.”

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  • What's it like: To get hip replacement surgery


    Joint degeneration from age, wear or disease can drive a doctor's decision to replace your hip joint. Learn what the surgery and recovery is like.

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  • ACL Insurance Insight

    Source: Medical Breakthrough

    ACL injuries have increased 400% in teens and adolescents in the last ten years. They're also on the rise among baby boomers. To make sure you don't have to pay out-of-pocket to fix the injury, doctors are using a new tool to show surgery works.

    Of the roughly 200,000 ACL injuries a year, nearly 100,000 of those are fixed with surgery. The cost of surgery ranges from 20,000 to 50,000 dollars, followed by months of rehab. It typically takes six to twelve months after surgery to get back to normal activity.

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  • Increase in Dance-Related Injuries in Children and Adolescents

    Source: Science Daily

    Dance is a beautiful form of expression, but it could be physically taxing and strenuous on the human body, particularly for children and adolescents. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined dance-related injuries among children and adolescents 3 to 19 years of age from 1991 to 2007. During the 17-year study period, an estimated 113,000 children and adolescents were treated in U.S. emergency departments for dance-related injuries.

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