Hip replacement surgery improves symptoms and biomechanics – but not physical activity

Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) show significant reduction in pain and other symptoms and improvement in walking gait biomechanics. However, those improvements do not lead to increased daily physical activity levels, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

After Medicaid Expansion, ‘Unmet Need’ for Joint Replacement Surgery

States that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act have seen an “early surge in demand” for hip and knee replacement surgery, reports a study in the September 2, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.