Even Low Level of Physical Activity May Cut Fracture Risk
May04

Even Low Level of Physical Activity May Cut Fracture Risk

Short daily bouts of walking/bicycling and a few weekly exercise sessions are both associated with a lower rate of hip fracture and any fracture, according to a study published online April 29 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Total joint replacement patients face increased future risk of needing second procedure: 4 study insights
Apr28

Total joint replacement patients face increased future risk of needing second procedure: 4 study insights

A study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined the rate of patients undergoing total joint replacement who subsequently needed an additional total joint replacement procedure.

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Prehabbing Produces Better Surgical Outcomes
Apr25

Prehabbing Produces Better Surgical Outcomes

Patients who walk an hour a day in the weeks leading up to surgery recover from surgery faster and help lower overall healthcare costs, according to University of Michigan researchers, who say convincing patients to adopt healthy lifestyles should be given the same priority as other pre-op protocols.

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After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home
Apr24

After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace worn-out knees and hips, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades as the population ages.

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4 key notes on complications, readmission for spine surgery patients who have blood transfusions
Apr20

4 key notes on complications, readmission for spine surgery patients who have blood transfusions

A new study published in Spine examines the complication rates, readmissions and patient reported outcomes for spine surgery patients with blood transfusions.

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Hospital with Lowest Readmission Rate Shares More Data
Apr20

Hospital with Lowest Readmission Rate Shares More Data

Orange County California’s Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), just released its 2017 Outcomes Report. In it, readers can find information regarding HOI’s previous year’s surgical volumes, care quality metrics, infection and readmission rates, and patient satisfaction scores.

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