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New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates

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Photo: A total hip replacement prosthesis [01/06/2015] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: patients with high education achieve greater outcome scores, while those with antidepressant prescriptions do not.New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates - Read more

Stronger muscles make bone development healthier

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Photo: A girl dressed up as superhero lifts weights [16/04/2015] Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children. Researchers also found no relationship between fat mass and bone development, indicating it is not an important factor in childhood skeletal strength.Stronger muscles make bone development healthier - Read more

Spinal surgery: Right on target

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Photo: X-ray of the spine with marked vertebrae [14/04/2015] Because the spine is made up of repeating elements that look alike, surgeons can mistakenly operate on the wrong vertebra. To avoid this, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a software program that works seamlessly with currently available procedures to assist a surgeon's determination of which vertebra is which.Spinal surgery: Right on target - Read more

Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements

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Photo: X-ray image of a knee joint [30/03/2015] A new study from researchers at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Diseases identifies common causes of hospital readmissions following total hip and knee arthoplasty procedures. By finding these common causes, researchers believe quality can be increased and hospital costs decreased.Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements - Read more

UK regulation of total hip replacement devices

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Photo: The ball segment of a hip replacement device [13/03/2015] A new study from the University of Warwick is calling for more UK compulsory regulation of devices used in hip replacements to reduce the need for further traumatic and expensive surgery.UK regulation of total hip replacement devices - Read more