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Hawaii vs. Mainland Medicine


Well, let’s start with the smell.
Mike just got a total knee replacement at Kaiser South San Francisco Hospital, and the hospital didn’t smell. At all. 429 more words

Life In Hawaii

Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Replacement

The proximal interphalangeal joint is the middle joint of the finger. Injuries to the proximal interphalangeal joint often lead to arthritis. The treatment of proximal interphalangeal joint arthritis starts with buddy taping of the finger to its neighboring digit and a steroid injection into the

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The Journey Home...

I was more than apprehensive about the surgery I needed to have. Questions about what the outcome would be swirled in my head. How much pain would I have? 449 more words

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice

Traveling With Titanium

I’ve often joked that when I die, they’re not going to bury me – they’ll turn me into a hardware store. I have an artificial hip, an artificial shoulder, and an artificial knee. 79 more words

Carla Kienast

Physical therapy has been called “crucial” for before and after care of a total joint replacement.  Some goals that you and your surgeon may have prior to having a joint replacement may include regaining range of motion, improving strength in the… 107 more words


Total joint replacement surgery: does day of surgery matter?

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2014, June 9

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Date of publication:  June 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Evaluates the impact that day of surgery has on postoperative length of stay, concluding that patients who had surgery on Thursday and Friday had significantly longer length of stay when compared to Monday and Tuesday. 46 more words