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  • Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

    Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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  • Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

    Need another reason to keep your weight under control?
    Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.
    A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

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  • 6 Steps to a Successful Knee Replacement

    Preparation Is Key to Success Knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty, can restore pain-free range of motion and function in your knee. Even if you are a good candidate for knee replacement, the thought of undergoing the actual procedure might be overwhelming. Here are some things you can do to help make your surgery […]

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  • The Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement

    The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a novel alternative to traditional hip replacement. It has potential for less post-operative pain, shorter hospitalization and quicker recovery because the surgeon works between muscles without detaching or injuring them. Having the muscles intact may also help prevent dislocations. The surgery is performed through a 4 to […]

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  • Osteoarthritis Frequently Asked Questions

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disorder that affects the joints and is caused by a loss of cartilage. Cartilage is the covering over the ends of bones that serve to provide a smooth gliding surface. When this cartilage surface is lost or destroyed, the underlying bone becomes exposed. As the disease progresses, more cartilage is […]

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