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New Research Generally Finds Comparable Outcomes for Outpatient, Inpatient Orthopaedic Surgeries

NEW ORLEANS– As the effectiveness of anesthesia, pain management and rehabilitation continues to improve, more orthopaedic procedures are being done on an outpatient basis. In a new research study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS), same-day total joint replacement (TJR) patient outcomes were comparable to those of […]

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New surgery makes hip replacement easier

Over the past two decades, the number of Americans having total hip replacements has more than doubled, to more than 300,000 a year. Though most patients eventually walk again without pain or the aid of a cane, recovery and rehabilitation can be rigorous, painful and lengthy. The surgery is extensive. It involves removing the joint […]

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A New Approach to Hip Surgery

Larry Kufel had always been an active man, tall and rangy, who worked out regularly and picked up basketball games at the gym. But age was taking a toll on his joints, and it had become clear that he needed a hip replacement. “It got to the point, if I did any exertion, even getting […]

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