Artificial Knees News

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10/5/2012
U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s

Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say

7/23/2012
Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study

Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure

4/20/2012
Joint-Replacement Failure Rate Higher for Smokers: Studies

Patients needing new hips, knees should be told to quit, doctors say

2/10/2012
More Than 4 Million Americans Have New Knee

And repeat surgery is likely for many younger recipients, researchers predict

11/28/2011
Titanium Joint Debris May Trigger Painful Inflammation

Animal study suggests that worn artificial joints might lead to bone damage

11/7/2011
Knee Arthritis Striking at Younger Ages, But Weight Loss May Help

Studies suggest playing sports longer, extra pounds might explain trend

8/5/2011
Need a New Hip? Someday You May Grow Your Own

Researchers say biological joints now in development could supplant today's artificial ones

6/7/2011
Joint Replacement Risks Rise at Less Experienced Hospitals

Study finds greater likelihood of clots, death when few operations are done

2/17/2011
Knee Replacements Still Work 20 Years Later

Study showed most recipients remained active and pain-free

2/14/2011
Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study

Slimming down would spare hundreds of thousands of people chronic pain, surgery

1/7/2011
Motivation May Affect Timing on Return to Work With a New Knee

Resumption of activity depends more on the patient than the type of job, study finds

12/22/2010
New Anti-Clotting Drug May Work Better After Hip Replacement

In clinical trial, apixaban was linked to fewer blood clots than commonly used older drug

11/8/2010
Vitamin D No Magic Bullet for Osteoarthritis

It didn't reduce pain or delay disease progression, researchers found

9/23/2010
Gene Variations May Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

Findings could lead to drug advances, researchers say

8/24/2010
Health Tip: Is Knee Replacement Safe?

Why your doctor may advise against it

7/28/2010
Anesthesia's Role in Hip, Knee Replacement Infections Studied

Greater risk noted in patients who had general versus spinal/epidural method, researchers say

4/29/2010
Artificial Legs Now a Reality for Pets

Medical advances making it possible for dogs like Cassidy to romp on all four legs

4/22/2010
Flying With Needles and Meds Can Raise Security Flags

But experts say ways exist to ease travel for those with chronic illness or disability

3/17/2010
Stitching Wounds May Be Safer Than Stapling

Infection rate is higher with metal staples, review finds

3/12/2010
Knee Surgeon's Expectations May Differ From Yours

Before getting replacement joint, have a frank talk with your doctor, researchers say

3/12/2010
High-Impact Sports Might Not Harm Knee Replacements

More active patients had better joint function, study found

3/11/2010
New Knee May Improve Balance

Replacement joint seems to help prevent falls among elderly, study finds

1/28/2010
Injections May Boost Knee Surgery Success

Patients with torn meniscus plus arthritis recover better when given sodium hyaluronate, study finds

1/7/2010
Slim Risk of Death After Joint Replacement

Mortality risk highest within first 26 days after hip or knee surgery, study finds

7/30/2009
Biomarker Could Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

Those with highest levels are more apt to have joint replacement, study finds

6/22/2009
Knee Replacement Considered a Good Value

Study finds it appears cost-effective for those with severe arthritis

6/18/2009
Artificial Ankle Takes Giant Step Forward

Newly approved device allows pain-free mobility, experts say

2/4/2009
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery

Workouts counter functional decline, could ward off osteoarthritis, study says

2/1/2009
A Checklist for Joint Replacement Surgery

Knowing what to expect before and after procedure aids healing, experts say

10/28/2008
Successive Births, HRT Use Boost Joint Replacement Risks

Early puberty also a factor in increased chance of knee, hip surgeries, study finds

10/3/2008
Gradual Exercise Best After Joint Replacement

Trying to get back in the game too soon can undo benefits of surgery, study says

9/10/2008
Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis No Better Than Therapy, Meds

Study found results for both were same 2 years later

8/6/2008
ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006

As America grows older, that's an average of 4 a year per person, CDC report says

11/9/2007
Total Knee Replacement Safe for Most Patients

It's not only cost-effective but benefits even high-risk cases, study finds

8/12/2004
Osteoarthritis Runs in Families

Siblings of those with joint condition in knees more likely to have same trouble

4/6/2004
Squatting Can Cripple Knees

Prolonged periods of it a risk factor for osteoarthritis

1/12/2002
Arthritis: Many Victims, Not Enough Funding

It's the disease Americans are most likely to get, but advocates say more money is needed for research