For people with severe arthritis pain in the knee joints, knee replacement is a viable option to improve their quality of life. Orthopedic surgeons now have a new tool for knee replacement: augmented reality.
Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery.
Patients can make lifestyle changes before surgery to improve their chances of successful outcomes, according to Matthew Abdel, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. However, patients also should be aware that other practices before surgery won’t help outcomes or are still inconclusive.
Chula opens a state-of-the-art innovation center for veterinary students to practice their clinical skills with a simulated and modern lab classroom to hone students’ skills and develop their expertise and a space for international training to promote veterinary and medical education.
Each year, a team from University of Michigan Health’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery travel to the Dominican Republic for a medical mission, where the operate on local patients at an under-resourced hospital. Ahead of another mission, leaders are looking to grow the program by adding more trips and resources, as well as partnering with more institutions.
Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center recently began pioneering the field of “mixed reality” technology to enhance outcomes in shoulder, hand and upper extremity surgeries. Mixed reality technology provides a virtual hologram that is projected adjacent to the patient during surgery, enabling the surgeon to synthesize online preoperative planning software with real time data analysis during shoulder replacement surgery. This groundbreaking technology enhances the highest level of precision and may in some cases shorten the length of surgery.
DETROIT – For the past 21 years, Keisha Triplett lived with pain in her left wrist that limited her quality of life. After undergoing total wrist replacement surgery on May 4, 2021 at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Triplett is on her way to recovery and a return to a more normal, pain-free life.Also referred to as total wrist arthroplasty, the surgery involves replacing a severe arthritic wrist joint with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components.
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April 9, 2021 – Chula holds the 4th CHULA the Impact Seminar entitled “World–Class Innovative Prosthesis Made by Thais” showcasing the capabilities of Chula researchers from Chula Engineering Enterprises
Mount Sinai Researchers Find That Tranexamic Acid, a Blood Clotting Drug Commonly Used for Orthopedic Surgeries, Does Not Increase Complications for High-Risk Patients
Benefits ‘Much Greater Than Anticipated’ in Initial Randomized Trial
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.
A Penn Medicine new study of how text messaging could inform opioid prescribing practices showed that 60 percent of opioids are left over after orthopaedic and urologic procedures
Robotic-assisted knee replacement allows for optimal alignment and positioning of the knee implant, as well as optimal ligament balancing. This is critically important for the best outcome and long-term success of the surgery, according to Geoffrey Westrich, MD, at Hospital for Special Surgery. Such precision could potentially lead to a longer-lasting knee replacement.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco has added an innovative operating room technology aimed at improving patient safety during spine surgery.
PNNL researchers used machine learning to develop a tool for a nonprofit to identify orthopedic implants in X-ray images to improve surgical speed and accuracy
Studies show that athletes and musicians achieve peak performance by constant practice, by setting specific goals, having strong mentors and cultivating perseverance, stoicism and grit. Could incorporating these principles into the training of surgeons improve their residency experience?
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.
A rock-climbing adventure-lover credits three specialized orthopedic surgeons at HSS with helping her maintain her active lifestyle. The 66-year-old patient says, “Never once did any of my doctors at HSS express the notion that these goals were too extreme for someone my age.”
In findings published recently in the Journal of Surgical Education, a team at BIDMC and colleagues reported that annual workshops offered to female medical students boost the presence of women in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
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.
A recognized leader in the field of orthopedic medicine, Mercy Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
As UC San Diego Athletics steps up to NCAA Division I competition level, they do so with another team behind them: UC San Diego Health, now their Official Health Care Provider