Surgery

A new hip or knee can do a marriage good, study finds

(HealthDay)—After people have a hip or knee replacement surgery, doctors expect these patients will get relief from joint pain, get around easier and once again enjoy the activities they love.

Surgery

Obesity linked to earlier need for knee replacements

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Fiona Stanley Hospital has found obese patients undergo knee replacements around eight years earlier than those who are a regular weight.

Surgery

Urinary catheters not needed for joint replacement surgery

Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anesthesia have no increased risk for postoperative adverse genitourinary (GU) complications by skipping preoperative indwelling urinary catheters, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients ...

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