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When Total Joint Replacement is Your Best Option

What is TJR Total joint replacement (TJR) is one of the most successful surgical procedures available, thanks to refined surgical techniques, improved implant characteristics, aggressive physical rehabilitation with a focus on pain management. It is performed to repair severe injuries or to replace joints destroyed by arthritis and ...


Physical therapists play key role for recovery in hip fracture study

Each year more than 260,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures, a debilitating injury that can severely and permanently impact mobility. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) studied two types of home-based interventions and discovered that these treatments are effective in helping individuals ...


New recovery strategies outlined for hip replacement patients

Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York City. Eliminating standard precautions in this population did not increase the ...


Younger Patients Benefit Long Term from “Reverse” Shoulder Replacement Technique

Dr. Michael McDermott and Neema Pourtaheri M.D. of Santa Rosa Orthopaedics discuss the findings on patients with severe damage to the rotator cuff muscles who benefit long term from “reverse” shoulder replacement. An exciting new study just released by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery revealed that ...


New Study Reveals That Noisy Knee Joints May Indicate Problems Down the Road

Most us are familiar with the sound of occasional popping joints that rarely show cause for concern, but a new study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that certain people who experience consistent joint popping, grating and grinding are more vulnerable to developing knee osteoarthritis. Knowing this in advance ...

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