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  • When hip and knee both need to be replaced, hip surgery usually done first

    In a situation like yours, it's typically recommended that the joint causing the most symptoms be replaced first. If symptoms are similar, then it's usually best for the hip replacement to be done first. You'll need to allow about six weeks for recovery and rehabilitation after your hip replacement. Depending on your individual circumstances, you should be able to move forward with the knee replacement procedure any time after that.

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  • Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surgery

    For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.

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  • Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

    The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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  • Study launched to see if weight loss surgery before knee replacement improves outcomes

    Could weight loss surgery before knee replacement improve outcomes or even eliminate the need for joint replacement in severely overweight patients? A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) aims to answer that question.

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  • Improving outcomes for serious knee injuries

    Outcomes might improve, a new UConn study says, if clinicians take into account a patient's emotional response to their injury, as well as their levels of pain and physical strength, as part of the rehabilitation process.

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