If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City focused on 500 patients who underwent hip replacement surgery and followed up with them one year after the operation.
Over the past 15 years, several studies have evaluated the safety and efficacy of outpatient total joint replacements, with the literature demonstrating minimal complications and improved outcomes for surgeries performed at ASCs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven digital transformation across healthcare at an unprecedented speed. Telemedicine has emerged as an essential tool for maintaining patient/doctor communication during the crisis, enabling clinicians and hospitals to build new models for care provision for the post-coronavirus future.
There is no cure for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, but various strategies can help reduce the risk, slow the damage, and manage symptoms. Options range from staying active to total knee replacement surgery. Before considering surgery, you’ll want to meet with your doctor to explore all of these options.