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Orthopedics June 2012 Archive

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High Impact Activity Wears Out Hip Replacements

Monday June 25, 2012
Over the past two decades, as hip replacement surgery has become more common, doctors have become more liberal in allowing patients to perform more activities.  Patients undergoing hip replacement are ... Read More

Joint Lubricants Ineffective: More Harm Than Good

Wednesday June 20, 2012
A recent study evaluated joint lubricants, called viscosupplements, commonly sold under names including Synvisc, Orthovisc, Euflexxa, or Supartz. These lubricating injections have been used for more than the past ... Read More

Another Hip Replacement Withdrawn from Market

Saturday June 16, 2012
Another metal-on-metal hip replacement is being withdrawn from the market.  While this is not a formal recall, the manufacturer, was apparently concerned about the use of this implant, and decided ... Read More

How Would You Grade Your Hospital?

Tuesday June 12, 2012
The quality and safety of patient care in our hospitals is becoming increasingly scrutinized.  Many patient care advocates are supportive of measures that patients can access in order to determine ... Read More

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