Last updated: 23rd December, 2019 Knee replacement surgery, much like other major surgeries carries a risk for certain complications, a few of which are life-threatening and some can lead to an unsuccessful or unsatisfactory outcome. Regarding the time horizon, some post knee replacement complications can manifest within days or months while some other problems will surface […]
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Joint pain – how an early intervention helps?
Last updated: 24th December, 2019 As someone who helps the patient get rid of their pain, I am often surprised how many people just keep ignoring their joint pains until it becomes much worse. There is an understanding that something like this should be just accepted as part of aging. However, this acceptance of pain can […]
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% […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]