How smoking increases post-surgery risks?

How smoking impacts surgery

Last updated: 25th December, 2019  Several studies have already proven that smoking leads to higher complication rates after surgery. A study published in Arthritis Care and Research studied a cohort of nearly 33 thousand patients who underwent either total hip replacement or total knee replacement, of whom 57% were non-smokers, 19% were prior smokers, and 24% […]

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Hip fracture, a devastating skeletal injury!

How hip fracture looks like

Last updated: 24th December, 2019  Hip fracture is considered as one of the most common problem in public health, which significantly impacts the quality of life and the cost of the health care. According to a study, published in the Springer Journal- Osteoporosis International, hip fractures incidences are expected to exceed up to 6 million in […]

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Are Oxinium implants worth the extra cost?

Last updated: 25th December, 2019  Before we study about Oxinium implants, an important aspect of knee replacement surgery involves the choice of the knee implant type. There are several aspects to consider in selecting an implant type such as the degree of motion supported, the type of metal alloy used and cost to name a few. […]

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Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!

Second Opinion

Last updated: 24th December, 2019  Importance of Second Opinion Almost a year back around January 2015, an eye-popping headline on Times of India, grabbed my attention. The article suggested that as many as 44% of suggested surgeries were unnecessary. As much as I recall, this article trended for a couple of days as the most shared […]

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