Surgery

Decision aids may not reduce odds of hip, knee arthroplasty

(HealthDay)—Use of decision aids developed for shared decision-making does not appear to reduce the odds of hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the January issue ...

Surgery

Regional anesthesia tied to lower opioid use in TKA, THA

(HealthDay)—Regional anesthesia is associated with a lower opioid consumption in both knee and hip replacement surgeries, compared to general anesthesia, according to a study published May 14 in PAIN Practice.

Oncology & Cancer

Patients may live longer after hip replacement, study suggests

Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy, compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), ...

Surgery

Risk of surgical complications up for overlapping hip surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture or total hip arthroplasty (THA), overlapping surgery is associated with increased risk of surgical complications, according to a study published online Dec. 4 ...

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