Knee Replacement Surgery in the News

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

11/03/2014 - They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

03/18/2014 - Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery

03/18/2014 - But people who add pounds after getting new hip or knee have more pain, study finds

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

03/15/2014 - Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

03/13/2014 - Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

03/11/2014 - Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You

03/07/2014 - Study suggests a link between length of ring, index fingers and chances of eventual surgery

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

01/30/2014 - Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

01/23/2014 - Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study

01/09/2014 - Experts credit advances in post-surgical care for lower risk

Surgeons' Group Gives Gift of New Hips, Knees to Uninsured

12/25/2013 - Operation Walk USA providing free joint replacement surgery to 230 patients

Obesity Is Driving Surge in Knee Replacements, Study Finds

11/12/2013 - Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows

Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study

08/20/2013 - Although inexpensive and noninvasive, treatment is ineffective, review concludes

Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

06/21/2013 - Patients did as well as those with osteoarthritis, but same did not hold true for hip replacement

Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement, Study Finds

03/22/2013 - Most physically active laborers get back on the job

Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

03/19/2013 - Study shows unsung benefit of the surgery may be the ability to enjoy all aspects of life more

Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Raise Risks After Knee Replacement

02/27/2013 - Rates of infection, blood clots similar in those with and without the condition, study finds

Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study

11/28/2012 - Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

Income May Influence Outcome of Knee Replacement Surgery: Study

11/12/2012 - Researchers suggest that low-wage earners may put off surgery longer and then be happier with results

U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s

10/05/2012 - Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say


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