The Future of Joint Replacement is Now

At Rush, orthopedic surgeons Vasili Karas, MD, MS, and Denis Nam, MD, are using new technology to perform joint replacement surgery. Karas and Nam have been using and studying three different types of robotic-assisted surgery in both knee replacement and hip replacement.

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Is Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery Right for Me?

Advances in technology, surgical technique and pain management over the past few years have made outpatient hip or knee replacement a viable option for patients who meet certain criteria. Geoffrey Westirch, MD, a joint replacement specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses who is a candidate.

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Rick Sumner, PhD, named a 2021 Fellow of Orthopaedic Research Society

Rick Sumner, PhD, Mary Lou Bell McGrew Presidential Professor for Medical Research and chairperson of the Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine within Rush Medical College, was honored by the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), when he was named a 2021 Fellow during the ORS 2021 virtual Annual Meeting.

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Baylor Scott & White Health Again Recognized as Most Awarded Not-for-profit Health System in Texas by U.S. News & World Report

In the midst of the extraordinary health challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor Scott & White Health remains committed to quality, safe care and helping Texas communities navigate the uncertainty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Today, this commitment to safety and quality is recognized as U.S. News & World Report releases its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list.

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No Difference in Outcomes Between Anterior and Posterior Surgical Approaches for Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

Outcomes were equivalent for patients who had a total hip replacement with either an anterior incision approach or a posterior incision approach, according to an analysis of data from a matched group of patients who were treated at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and discharged the same day.

Time to walking, length of surgery, pain at discharge and rates of complications and readmissions at 90 days after surgery were clinically and statistically the same for patients who had surgery with either approach. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

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Baylor Scott & White Health Opens New Sports and Orthopedic Center in Waco

Baylor Scott & White Health opened a new facility designed to promote the community’s health while advancing sports medicine and injury prevention across the region.

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Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Techniques Lead to Faster Recovery at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn

Joshua C. Rozell, MD, specializes in advanced hip and knee replacement techniques at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn that include minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement, computer-navigated and robotic knee replacements, and outpatient joint replacement surgery.

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