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  • Are You ‘Too Young’ for Hip Replacement Surgery?

    An increasing number of younger people are having hip replacements due to advanced osteoarthritis in the hip joints. There are a number of reasons for the increase, especially among the younger patients. First and foremost, a total hip replacement is a very successful procedure.

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  • Stem Cells Used to Treat Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

    Collapsed femoral heads caused by osteonecrosis—otherwise known as avascular necrosis— unfortunately represent the root cause for approximately 10% of all hip replacements nationwide. Daniel Wiznia, MD, is utilizing a stem cell treatment at Yale School of Medicine and integrating new techniques along with 3D imaging technology as part of a joint-preservation procedure.

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  • 5 Options for Knee Cartilage Replacement and Repair

    Advances in orthopedic medicine provide many options for treating knee injuries. Some long-standing approaches include surgery to repair torn cartilage or knee joint replacement. In addition to these, there are now minimally invasive treatments using cartilage taken from elsewhere in the body or regenerated from a person’s own cells.

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  • First Ever Knee Replacement with "Smart" Implant Enables Remote Patient Monitoring

    Imagine knee replacement surgery with a "smart" implant that collects and transmits data enabling an orthopedic surgeon to monitor a patient's recovery from afar. It became a reality this week when Peter Sculco, MD, and Fred Cushner, MD, orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) performed the first knee replacement containing a smart sensor capable of measuring steps taken, walking speed, range of motion and other indicators of knee function following surgery.

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  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the knees?

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition, meaning the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. RA in the knees may severely affect a person’s mobility.

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