Longer hospitalization does not mean a safer or faster recovery for patients age 70+ having hip replacement. Most patients can be discharged home within one day of surgery.
Strong association identified between patients’ confidence in attaining desired level of physical activity post-total joint replacement and achieving improved postop functionality.
Patients generally acknowledge that being obese is “unhelpful” to their joints, but they often tend to believe their osteoarthritis primarily is caused by heredity or injury.
Most traditional approaches to total hip arthroplasty employ the lateral decubitus position, but anterior total hip arthroplasty offers many advantages in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
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Reverse total shoulder replacement is the best option for patients failing nonoperative management of severe arthritis and a large rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients who are in their 60s or older.
Innovation in the form of coordinated care in joint replacement satisfies patients’ needs while offering significant cost savings