Category Archive for: ‘Knee Replacement’

The Older Person’s Guide To Joint Replacement

Jan. 13, 2009American Geriatric Knee and hip replacement can ease pain and improve movement and function in joints damaged by disease or injury. The surgery – in which damaged or diseased parts of the joint are replaced with metal or plastic substitutes – has a very high success rate. That said, there are some risks. A small percentage of …

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Pregabalin Reduces Chronic Pain, Increases Patient Function Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 08-Oct-2008 Newswise — Currently affecting 50 million adults in the United States, the pain and disability of arthritis frequently necessitates joint replacement surgery. As the number of Americans affected by arthritis is expected to increase, a new study presented today at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists finds relief for those …

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New Doubts About Popular Joint Surgery

By THOMAS M. BURTONThe Wall Street JournalOct. 14, 2008 People with painfully damaged knees and hips have increasingly turned to “minimally invasive” joint-replacement surgery. But these relatively new procedures, though they promise shorter recuperation times, are raising concerns about potential complications. Many surgeons in recent years have performed joint replacements with ever smaller incisions. In minimally invasive surgery, the incision …

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