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  • Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

    A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

    "As the rate of obesity increases, the rate of knee dislocations increases. The total number of patients who are obese is increasing, so we are seeing more of these problems".

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  • Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

    Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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  • Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

    In a new study of patients who showed up to an emergency department with acute pain in their shoulders, arms, hips or legs, researchers found that a cocktail of two non-addictive, over-the-counter drugs relieved pain just as well as — and maybe just a little better than — a trio of opioid pain medications widely prescribed under such circumstances.

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  • Davis Love III has hip replacement surgery

    Davis Love III wants to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history, a goal that now will have to wait at least three months.

    Love, who turns 54 in April, had hip replacement surgery Tuesday.

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  • People in their 20s are now getting hip replacements

    Hip replacements aren’t just for grandparents anymore.

    Between 2000 and 2010, the number of hip replacements in people age 45 to 54 more than tripled, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Locally, at the Hospital for Special Surgery on the Upper East Side, roughly 30 percent of the 4,762 replacement surgeries performed there in 2016 were on patients under 55.

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