Last updated: 25th December, 2019 In all procedures of elective nature such as Hip Replacement surgery, both physicians, as well as patients, have an opportunity to weigh the benefits of undergoing a surgery vis-a-vis avoiding it. Many patients prefer to delay a surgery until they can no longer bear the pain, or when other treatment options […]
Effect of age on revision after knee replacement or hip replacement
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 A recent study in February 2017, analyzed whether the risk of implant revision varies with patient’s age at the time of surgery, in total knee and hip replacements. Patients who had undergone total knee replacements (>54,000 patients) and total hip replacements (>64,000 patients) between 1991 and 2011 were followed up for […]
How smoking increases post-surgery risks?
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% […]
Hip fracture, a devastating skeletal injury!
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 […]
Taking a second opinion? Here’s what you need to know
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Following the paradigm that two eyes are better than one, many healthcare systems and patients prefer to get a second opinion nowadays, especially before undergoing surgery or procedure that is known to have some risks or serious side-effects. In fact, the Massachusetts state made it mandatory way back in 1970’s to […]
A 2 minutes of hopping a day, keeps hip fracture at bay
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 What Causes hip fractures Our bones become thinner with age, which is quite significant in the hip bones. In the hip bone, it causes a localized thinning and makes it more susceptible to fracture. A Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study mentions that regular and high-impact exercise, particularly hopping or jumping can strengthen […]
Keeping Surgeries Safe!
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Dow to ensure safe surgeries? Surgeons are among the most revered and trusted medical professionals. With a surgical blade in hand, they have the power to cure their patient of several acute or chronic ailments. In return, the patient and their families extend their unlimited trust and gratitude. Even though all […]
Common Orthopedic Surgeries
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Orthopedic surgeries are broadly of two types, trauma, and cold orthopedic surgeries. Trauma orthopedic surgeries Trauma Surgery repairs or reconstructs damaged musculoskeletal structures like bones, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and ligaments. Trauma surgeries often follow a timeline, within or after which the surgery is scheduled. This can be as early as within […]
HealthClues is here!
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 HealthClues (www.healthclues.net) was born from a simple everyday observation that when a health related calamity occurs, many of us do not have a trusted doctor in our close network, to confide in or approach. Imagine a person having just received advice from a doctor that surgery is necessary to either avoid […]