December 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors have approved a new “Use of Emerging Biologic Therapies” position statement highlights the importance of understanding the risks and benefits of stem cell and other biologic treatments for musculoskeletal joint conditions.
Unlike many traditional orthopedic treatments, emerging biologic therapies may not have safety and efficacy profiles, according to the statement. Since patient education is needed … Read the Rest
June 6, 2018 – For elderly trauma patients, a basic goal is early mobilization, as immobilization can trigger various complications, such as venous thromboembolism, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and pressure ulcers. Although partial weight-bearing has been shown to significantly increase mortality compared with unrestricted weight-bearing, it remains a frequent recommendation of aftercare following lower-extremity fracture fixation…
…Elderly patients seem to be unable to maintain weight-bearing restrictions. As early mobilization of geriatric … Read the Rest
June 6, 2018 – Obesity is a negative prognostic factor for various surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to compare patients with obesity who underwent hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears with a match-controlled group of normal-weight patients…
…Hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears in patients with obesity yielded significant improvements at ≥5 years; these results were similar to a matched group … Read the Rest
December 18, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.
“We want to preserve the native hip whenever possible because once you have a hip replacement, there’s no going back,” said Dr. Kelton Vasileff, an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. “We’re able to use a bone-hardening … Read the Rest
Posted by Melissa Chefec NEW YORK & GREENWICH, CT. (PRWEB) April 13, 2018 – Dr. Kevin Plancher with Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with tips for understanding the pros and cons of both approaches to treating knee and hip pain.
When chronic knee or hip pain from arthritis or injury becomes a daily struggle, undergoing joint replacement surgery may become a tempting option. But is there a role for growth factors or stem cell therapy … Read the Rest
Published on Jun 1, 2016 The non operative management of hip arthritis is discussed including physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories, narcotics, activity modification and more.… Read the Rest
Jeanne Mitterando, 46, is a very active family medicine doctor— she hikes, skis and works out with a personal trainer. But all that stopped after she was hospitalized for asthma and given high-dose steroids for a month…
…Soon, the pain moved into her left hip and she was diagnosed with avascular necrosis, where the bone dies in the femoral head, the highest part of the thigh bone…
…Mitterando found Dr. Thomas … Read the Rest
…According to researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, the number of people opting for arthroscopic hip surgery over conventional hip replacement grew 600 percent between the years 2006 and 2010 alone…
… after analyzing about 7,300 patient cases in databases from California and Florida, the researchers discovered that more than one-third of the patients ages 60 to 69 went on to have a total hip replacement within two … Read the Rest
Patients who underwent primary hip arthroscopy experienced greater improvement in patient-reported outcome scores at 2-year follow-up compared with patients who underwent revision arthroscopy, according to results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting…
…“The relative risk of total hip arthroplasty was often two-times [greater] after revision arthroscopy compared to primary,” Parth Lodhia, MD, said in his presentation…… Read the Rest
Published on Mar 12, 2012
Dr. Brian C. Halpern, Sports Medicine Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses how platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections may help treat injured bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament. Produced from a person’s own blood, PRP is a concentration of a type of cells called platelets which contain factors that are essential for healing tissues. PRP has been shown to help improve function in people with conditions … Read the Rest
ORLANDO, Fla.March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Injections received in the months prior to total knee (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) surgery may increase the risk for infection and related complications, according to two studies—among the largest conducted on this topic—presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)…
…but these drugs also suppress the body’s immune system. Patients with suppressed immune systems have higher risks … Read the Rest