There’s an exceedingly simple way to get better health care: Choose a better hospital. A recent study shows that many patients have already done so, driving up the market shares of higher-quality hospitals. 98 more words
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Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital did a total hip replacement — and then sent the patient home the same day.
On Aug. 4, at 8:30 a.m., surgeon Pascal-André Vendittoli inserted a new ball-and-socket prosthesis into François Marien’s hip, and by 1:30 p.m., Marien walked with crutches out of his hospital room, along a hallway and successfully negotiated a few stairs. 763 more words
Thanks to his two hip replacements — one off-the-shelf, the other custom-made — Jason Mottram is an unusual walking case study.
And for the 170,000 NHS patients who will undergo hip and knee replacement surgery in the next 12 months, his is a cautionary tale of two joints. 84 more words
What Is Knee Replacement Surgery?
Patients who have severe destruction of the knee joint and have a progressive pain associated with it which has also impaired the function of the knee joint needs knee replacement surgery. 673 more words
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cytex Therapeutics have found a way to program stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template of the ball of a hip joint. 104 more words
The semisolid substance within our bones producing blood cells such as the white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets is known as the bone marrow. 328 more words