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Exercise May Delay or Prevent Hip Surgery

Patients who have an exercise program are less likely to need replacement surgery. People with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis (OA) may be able to avoid hip surgery if they participate in a daily exercise routine. Studies show that people who participate in an exercise regimen for one hour a minimum of twice a week are less likely to need…

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Satisfactory results seen in revision THA with acetabular reinforcement, HA granules, autograft

Source: Healio Using acetabular revision for loosening as an endpoint, investigators of this study found more than 90% acetabular component survival at 10 years among patients who underwent revision total hip arthroplasty for acetabular bone deficiency using a Kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device to support hydroxyapatite granules and structural autograft. Read more

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Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons

Source: Healio During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and how strenuous this…

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Activity could help keep knees lubricated

Source: Science Daily Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint pain of…

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Subclinical hyperthyroidism associated with an increased risk of hip and other fractures

Source: Science Daily In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a low serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration in a person without clinical symptoms and normal thyroid hormone concentrations on blood tests. Read more

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University of Iowa team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

Source: Medical News Today Injectable gel encourages self-healing of cartilage Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even after surgery, cartilage degeneration can progress leading…

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