Hip arthroplasty; Total hip replacement; Hip hemiarthroplasty
Eikelboom JW, Karthikeyan G, Fagel N, Hirsh J. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for venous thromboembolism prevention in hip and knee arthroplasty differ: what are the implications...
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I heard there is an alternative to replacing hips now. Is this true?For some people who require a hip replacement, there is another option called a... Read more »
By Matthew Thompson, Health Expert
Advanced osteoarthritis of the hip that has not responded to the standard, conservative treatments is typically treated with hip replacement... Read more »
I have heard that it isn't good to have a hip replacement when you are too young. Why is that? You would think that a younger person is healthier for... Read more »
I've heard that only male athletes are being given the new hip joints where they resurface rather than replace the joint. Is this really true?There... Read more »
The first Baby Boomers are turning 65 next year (2011). A Baby Boomer is someone born in the United States between 1946 and 1964. Some of those folks... Read more »
Today's modern adult is active and on the go. And many adults are wearing out their hips and knees. Total hip replacements have been reserved for... Read more »
It's been 10 years since the first total hip resurfacing was developed as an alternative treatment to total hip replacement. Hip resurfacing... Read more »
By Grant Cooper, Health Expert
First, understand that there is no "magic supplement" that will cure osteoarthritis. In this post, we'll talk about the real difference between... Read more »