In today's edition of The Lancet doctors report the case of a patient with severe heart failure, who in May 2012 was referred to the Marburg University clinic in Germany.
Currently more than 1 million knee replacements and hip replacements are performed each year in the United States, and with the aging population, the number of total joint replacements is expected to grow.
(HealthDay)—Aspirin appears to be just as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according to new research.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have turned their view of osteoarthritis (OA) inside out. Literally. Instead of seeing the painful degenerative disease as a problem primarily of the cartilage that cushions joints, ...
Technological advancements in medicine have allowed patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions such as hip and knee pain to regain mobility and live relatively pain-free. But some "high risk" surgical ...
When hospital patients have to be readmitted soon after discharge, hospitals look bad.
University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail.
Scientists at the University of Glasgow are working to harness the regenerative power of stem cells to improve orthopaedic implant surgery.
(HealthDay) -- While thousands of Americans have benefited from hip replacements over the years, problems with metal-on-metal implants can lead to troubles requiring surgery to replace defective devices, experts ...
(Medical Xpress) -- A research team from drug maker Novartis has discovered a compound that spurs cartilage growth in mice. As they describe in their paper published in the journal Science, the team has found that when a ...
UK government claims that patient choice improves health care is based on flawed research, experts say
Research which claims to show that the introduction of patient choice in the NHS reduced deaths from heart attacks is flawed and misleading, according to a report published in The Lancet today.
US regulators said Tuesday that Xarelto, a Bayer-made drug approved in July for preventing blood clots, is so far unproven for a new proposed use as a stroke preventer.
(AP) -- New advice for pregnant women: If you're getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a blood clot.
(Medical Xpress)—The tissue normally discarded during routine hip replacements could be a rich new source of adult stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, UNSW-led research has found.
(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans struggle daily with degenerative, painful and crippling knee or hip arthritis, or similar chronic conditions that can turn the simplest task into an ordeal.