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A Knee Replacement Was Part of His Journey

When severe knee pain got in the way of his hobbies, Richard made the decision to make an appointment with a nurse practitioner at Amery Hospital & Clinic. 73 more words

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Three Steps Cut Surgical Site Staph Infections after Joint Replacement

Surgical site infections (SSIs) can cancel out the benefits of surgery, and they’re the number-one cause of hospital readmissions following surgery. The most prevalent pathogenic culprit is… 175 more words

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Joint Replacement Associated with Postop Weight Loss in Obese Patients

The relationships between body weight and joint replacement are debated often in the orthopaedic community. Some surgeons are so concerned about perioperative complications related to obesity that they recommend delaying arthroplasty in obese patients until weight loss is achieved. 170 more words

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Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to keep

if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.


Tomorrow I have orthonathic surgery part II– the medical grade acrylic spacer that was placed during the first orthonathic surgery back in January after dissection of my right TMJ (condyle of mandible and fossa of maxilla) will be removed, and my fancy-pancy customized terminator joint will be surgically placed in its new home. 626 more words

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Medicare to “Unbundle” Postoperative Care by 2018

During a well-attended symposium on bundled payment initiatives for joint replacement at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting, speakers shared enlightening pearls and pitfalls related to Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. 177 more words

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Editorial: Fix wait times from within

The Wildrose’s guaranteed-wait-times-or-go-elsewhere solution is no solution at all. In fact, it’s just a thinly disguised ideological sop to two-tier medicine that promotes speeded-up health care for the rich on the public dime, rather than equal access for all, regardless of income. 399 more words

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10 Questions to Ask if You’re Thinking About Joint Replacement

Your knees ache. It’s hard to climb the stairs or exercise. The pain in your hip seems to be getting worse. If your doctor says you’re a candidate for joint surgery, you probably have many questions that will determine your decision. 767 more words

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