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  • Hip Fracture Patients: Nearly half have delirium, study suggests

    Source: Science Daily

    48 percent of hip fracture patients, age 65 and older, had delirium, or acute confusion, before, during and after surgery (perioperative), resulting in significantly longer hospital stays and higher costs for care, a new study concludes.

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  • Freezing Knees, Stopping Pain

    Source: Ivanhoe

    More than 10-million Americans suffer from knee pain. Drugs and surgery can be a fix, but now, there’s a better option for some patients and doctors are freezing away the pain! Sixteen-year-old Abbey Watson has been running her whole life.

    Watson told Ivanhoe, “I did my first 5k when I was four years old!”

    The cross country athlete has even gone to states. But recently, knee pain slowed her down.

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  • Study: Hip replacement an excellent option to relieve pain in juvenile arthritis patients

    Source: Medical News Today

    Implant lasts at least 10 years in 85 percent of patients

    Hip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely damaged by the disease. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that the procedure is an excellent option to alleviate pain and improve function in juvenile arthritis patients under age 35 when conservative treatments fail to provide relief.

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  • Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement

    Source: Medical Xpress

    While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The findings contradict the theory that TJR is underutilized in female patients because they have worse outcomes then men.

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  • Patients going home after knee replacement do as well as those going to rehab facility

    Source: Medical Xpress

    A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that patients who go home after knee replacement and receive physical therapy at home do as well as those discharged to an in-patient rehabilitation facility. There’s a common belief that people should go to a rehab facility after joint replacement,” said Douglas E. Padgett, MD, the lead investigator and chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS. “Our study found that patients can be safely discharged to their home following knee replacement, dispelling the notion that rehabilitation at an inpatient facility is essential for a successful recovery.”

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