Low sodium levels linked to adverse outcomes after total joint replacement
Patients with low sodium levels before or after total knee or hip arthroplasty are more likely to experience complications and other adverse outcomes, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Baseball season is here: Watch out for UCL tears
Spring brings with it the joy of baseball, but too much of a good thing can lead to elbow injuries in young pitchers.
Implant survivorship 99 percent for young hip arthroplasty patients
Patients younger than 65 years undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) have 99 percent implant survivorship at eight years and have low rates of revision and readmission, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.
5 Reasons Your Knee Still Hurts After Arthroscopy
Arthroscopic knee surgery is used to treat knee conditions, including cartilage injuries, meniscus tears, and ligament problems. Because it uses several small incisions rather than a large one, people tend to return to their activities more quickly and with less pain. But that's not true for everyone.
After shoulder arthroplasty, patients can expect to return to racket sports
A study that specifically looked at return to racket sports, not sports in general, in patients who underwent anatomic total shoulder or reverse shoulder arthroplasty showed a 79% return to racket sports by 12-month follow-up.
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