New York Times – 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.
U.S. News – These days, 3-D printing can be used to make just about anything – from guns to eyeglasses. In place of the ink used by their 2-D counterparts, 3-D printers take materials ranging from plastics and ceramics to metals and, layer by layer, create three-dimensional objects based on digital files.
Bellingham Herald – Thanks to advances in medical technology, many surgery patients who would once have faced a few nights in a hospital are now getting complex procedures done at outpatient clinics that can get them in and out in less than a day.
Orthopedics (Healio) – Outpatient hip and knee arthroplasties can lead to improved efficiency and increased patient satisfaction at lower costs to health care organizations. Although this is attractive, caution must be exercised during implementation of these services to maintain patient safety.
Medscape – Total knee replacement provides minimal quality-of-life benefit for patients with less severe disability at baseline, according to new research. Thus, the treatment, as currently practiced in the United States, is not cost-effective.
Dr. Matthew T. Hummel of Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers performed the first total knee replacement surgery using new robotic-arm assisted technology at St. Elizabeth Healthcare — technology available at only a handful of medical centers in the nation.
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A new study finds that inpatient rehabilitation seems to offer no overall benefit when compared with a monitored home-based regimen for patients recovering from standard
Ian McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Founder of London Sports Orthopaedics. Ian was the youngest Elected Council Member and Trustee in the history
It has recently been reported that financial pressures within the NHS in the UK are leading some CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) to consider limiting joint
If you have severe knee pain or chronic knee inflammation and swelling which cannot be improved by minor surgery or physical therapy, a doctor may
Five years ago, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, an orthopedic surgeon in the Bronx who replaces more than 200 knees each year, would have considered it crazy
Worldwide hip and knee orthopedic surgical implant markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the aging of the population. Older people have trouble making
It took me three months of physical torture before I diagnosed my problem: I was suffering from one-size-fits-all medicine. I am one of more than
They are a little-known presence in many operating rooms, offering technical expertise to surgeons installing new knees, implanting cardiac defibrillators or performing delicate spine surgery.
At McGill University in Canada, researchers have been working on orthopedic technology that will improve the performance of hip and other bone implants. The investigators
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s getting into the large joint replacement business, aiming to capitalize on a new bundled payment program at the Centers
Three years ago, Michael Rix was taking 250 milligrams of codeine a day and waking up in the middle of the night due to extreme
In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential
Zimmer Biomet launched a new total knee implant, the first of its kind to incorporate two polyethylene bearings on the medial and lateral sides of