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Increased BMI Increases Joint Replacement Risk by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm A research team at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, conducted a prospective study evaluating the association between body mass and joint replacement risk in 32,023 healthy volunteers. The researchers found that there was a three to four fold increased risk of joint replacement in individuals with greater body weight, greater percentage ... Read on »
Joint Replacement Risks Rise at Less Experienced Hospitals by HealthFinder Posted Tue 07 Jun 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Study finds greater likelihood of clots, death when few operations are done. TUESD ... Read on »
Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery by Medline Plus Posted Mon 23 Jul 2012 4:00pm Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Attack , Hip Replacement , Knee Replacement Read on »
Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women by Medline Plus Posted Thu 23 Jan 2014 12:00pm Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hip Replacement , Hormone Replacement Therapy , Knee Replacement Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 16: Lifetime Risk of Knee Arthritis by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:42pm BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for disability. Primary diagnosis for 430,000 hospital discharges $14 billion in hospital charges 12.1 % of Americans older than 60 years of age had symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis/most common type) ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 11: FAQs About Total Joint Replacement Before The Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm How do I know when I am ready for surgery? When you have endstage or "bone on bone" arthritis, injections are helping the pain less than three months and your pain is affecting your quality of life then you will be a surgical candidate.   Until you reach this point Dr. DiGioia will continue to advise conser ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 12: FAQs About Total Joint Replacement After The Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm What restrictions do I have after total joint replacement? There are very few restrictions for patients after surgery.   The only activity we do not recommend for patients is jogging for exercise as it accelerates the wear on your new joint.   Patients with hip replacements are told not to cross the operative le ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 8: Activities After Total Joint Replacement by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm     Recommended With Experience Not Recommended Golf Ice skating/rollerblading Contact Sports Swimming Downhill skiing High Impact Aerobics Dancing Snow ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 9: Routine Follow Up After Total Joint Replacement by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm ****Following up for routine x-rays prevents future problems!**** RECOMMENDED ROUTINE OFFICE VISITS: Year 1                                                    ü  1 month                                         ü  12 months   After 1 year ü  Every 3 years            ... Read on »