Medical research

Technique uses 3-D weaving to grow a living hip replacement

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What's more, using ...

Other

Cementless hip implants are durable for at least 20 years

Despite the common perception that total hip replacements last about 10 years, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that the devices are extremely durable, even 20 years after surgery.

Surgery

Physiotherapy 'postcode lottery' uncovered

The amount of physiotherapy available following hip and knee replacements comes down to a 'postcode lottery' according to new research led by the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the universities of Bristol ...

Surgery

Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement

Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of ...

Surgery

Operating time for hip, knee replacement overestimated

(HealthDay)—The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and most recent Relative Value Scale Update Committee recommendations overestimate the operating time for original and revision hip and knee replacements, according to a study ...

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