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How to Choose the Right Orthopedic Hospital

When the primary care doctor suggests seeing an orthopedic surgeon, several questions comes in our mind. The key answer to our anxiety is finding a right… 247 more words

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Your Future Hip Replacement May Come Out of a Printer

Orthopedic surgeons are relying more and more on 3-D printing to build replacements for their patients’ defective or worn out bones.

This year surgeons around the world will implant tens of thousands of 3-D printed replacements parts for hips, knees, ankles, parts of the spine, and even sections of the skull. 117 more words

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How to Build a Better Knee

Whoever described the human body as a marvel of engineering was clearly not talking about the knee. Design-wise, it’s deeply flawed: To function properly, more than a dozen tendons, ligaments, and bones must work in concert. 70 more words

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3/12/2015...1-Year Hippie Anniversary!

A year ago today, I was lying in a hospital bed after my first hip replacement with a smile on my face because I was pain-free, but anxious because I really didn’t know what my quality of life was going to be like. 74 more words

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5 Things I Wish I Would've Known Before Having Joint Replacement Surgery

A year ago this month, I had my first of two hip replacements. I have to say it was one of the best things I had ever done for myself, however, I think that I was so anxious prior to, that some things didn’t come to mind and if they did, I didn’t think them through thoroughly. 827 more words

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INNOVATIVE STANMORE LENGTHENING DEVICE SPARES BOY’S LEG

A 10-year-old Connecticut boy, named Dan, came home from a visit to his grandparents with a limp. No one thought much about it until Dan began to experience pain. 167 more words

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Hospitals Brace for New Medicare Payment Rules

Starting Friday, sweeping changes in Medicare payments could affect nearly 800 U.S. hospitals’ bottom lines, but not everyone is ready for the switch.

The new rules will hold hospitals accountable for all the costs of hip and knee replacements for 90 days. 58 more words

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