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  • The More Youthful Face of Joint Replacement

    The age of patients undergoing joint replacement continues to decline, and men account for a growing share of the procedures, CNN reported.



    From 2000 to 2014, the average age of patients getting artificial hips, knees, and other joints decreased by 0.1 year annually and the age of patients undergoing a second total knee replacement by 0.2 year.

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  • 3-D printing becoming more routine in knee replacements

    Long receiving cortisone shots in his knee to relieve arthritis-related pain, 81-year-old Simon Pulitzer was left to rely on a cane to get around.



    Pulitzer, who endured the strenuous process to replace his left knee more than a decade ago, knew it was time to undergo the surgery again — this time on his right knee. When he found out that new technology could refine the process, he listened.

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  • New Hips & Hurricanes

    LAST FALL WAS QUITE EVENTFUL for John Boyd, 73, of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. In August, he finally received long-awaited surgery to replace both hips—during one single operation at Sibley. In September, while he was completing rehabilitation at the hospital, two Category 5 hurricanes just weeks apart pummeled St. Croix and his home.


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  • New Hip-Replacement Study Anticipates Growth

    Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study.



    Source: Drugwatch

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  • Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain

    A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.



    Source: ScienceNewsline.com

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