Tag: hip surgery

Physical Therapy Beats Opioids to Treat Pain After Hip Surgery

A Duke research team found that patients who received physical therapy treatment, rather than opioids, immediately following arthroscopic hip surgery had lower subsequent health-care costs and less opioid use.
Daniel Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, Chad Cook, PT, PhD, and their colleagues at Duke compared downstream health care utilization—the need for further health-care

Patients May Live Longer After Total Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery among older adults does more than relieve pain and improve range of motion, according to a large study in Sweden. It may also add to life expectancy.
The new findings were published online Feb. 28, 2018, in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
98 Percent Success Rate. More than 300,000

Newsbriefs: Surgery; Exercise for Parkinson’s; Longevity; Hormone Therapy

“Overlapping Surgery” a Risk for Seniors
A recent study (JAMA Internal Medicine, Dec. 4, 2017) suggests that a practice called “overlapping surgery” may raise the risk for complications in older adults having hip surgery. Overlapping typically involves a senior surgeon performing the more complex aspects of an operation, and then beginning

7. Surgical Interventions for Arthritis

urgery may be considered in arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act. The patient must consider his or her current symptoms and level of disability and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and

Hip Replacement Eases Osteoarthritis

Demand for total hip replacement (THR, also called hip arthroplasty) in the United States has surged in the last decade, partly because of the increased incidence of osteoarthritis among our graying population. This type of arthritis, which affects about 27 million Americans according to the National Institutes of Health, is

Q&A: Painkillers; Angina; Hip Replacement

Q. I’ve heard that painkillers can be dangerous—even over-the-counter painkillers. What are some of the possible negative effects of these drugs?
A. Most of us don’t think twice about reaching for an ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain relief. But if you suffer from

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery is on the Rise—But it Doesn’t Suit All

If you suffer from chronic hip pain that doesn’t respond to conservative measures like pain-relieving drugs and physical therapy, it is possible your doctor may broach the possibility of hip arthroscopy. A minimally invasive surgical procedure, arthroscopy can help alleviate pain arising from certain joint problems. It’s sometimes used for

Hip Osteoarthritis: Exercise to Reduce Pain, Improve Function

People with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis may be able to avoid hip surgery if they exercise regularly, according to a recent study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases in November 2013. Study participants who completed the 12-week program of at least two exercise sessions weekly were 44 percent less

Driving After Hip Surgery

Q. I’m planning on having hip surgery soon. How long do I have to wait after surgery before I’m able to drive?
A. Each year, more than 300,000 patients undergo hip replacement surgery in the U.S. Those who have the procedure typically have much less pain than before surgery, and are

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