While many people associate joint replacements with older people, many younger people end up needing them as well. Unfortunately, this is one time when young age may actually work against someone. Many orthopedic surgeons are reluctant to do full hip replacements on patients who are under 50 years old because of their active lifestyles and life expectancy. These two factors can bring about the need to revise the hip replacement at a later date, causing another surgery. IN an effort to reduce the use of full replacements, surgeons are now doing a metal-on-metal sort of hybrid partial replacement, called resurfacing total hip arthropasty (THA). It appears to have a longer lasting outcome. This procedure doesn't involve the whole hip and is easier to remove than a full replacement, if needed. The authors, believing that resurfacing THA is better for younger, active adults, compared the findings of patients below 50 years old with those over 50 years. The 576 patients in this study had a h...
It's been 10 years since the first total hip resurfacing was developed as an alternative treatment to total hip replacement. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty is a type of hip replacement that replaces the arthritic surface of the joint, but removes far less bone than the traditional total hip replacement. It is used most often in England, Australia, and Western Europe. Several implants have received FDA approval for use in the U.S. We may expect to see results of studies from the U.S. but for now, most data comes from these other countries. And thanks to researchers and scientists who presented the results of their studies at the First Annual Course on Total Hip Resurfacing, we have some important knowledge about this procedure. In this report, the status of cementless acetabular metal-on-metal implants is presented. The acetabulum refers to the hip socket where a thin-shelled metal cup is inserted. The femoral component used during hip resurfacing is placed on the outside of the femoral he...
Certain medications can change the way the receptors in your mouth and nose tell your brain what you're tasting or smelling. Some foods may taste bitter, rancid, or metallic. Foods that used to be your favorites may taste different while you're getting treatment. This condition usually only lasts as long as treatment does -- in most cases, your will senses will return to normal a couple months after you're done.
The following breast cancer treatments can affect your sense of taste and smell:
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab), a targeted therapy
Some pain medications also can affect your sense of taste and smell.
Managing taste and smell changes
Try new foods . If you find yourself disliking your favorite foods, try foods that are different from what you normally eat. Be sure to try new foods when you're feeling good so you don't develop more food dislikes.
Eat lightly and several hours before you receive chemotherapy . This helps prevent food aversions caused by nau...
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