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How same-day joint replacement is revolutionizing the surgery experience

In the past, many people with hip or knee pain were hesitant about choosing joint replacement. They had worries about a long hospital stay, ongoing pain or mobility after surgery. But now, many of these problems aren’t problems anymore. With same-day joint replacement, it’s possible to have hip or knee replacement surgery in the morning …

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How hip replacements are helping young people stay active longer

As an orthopedic surgeon, I’ve noticed a growing trend: more and more people are undergoing joint replacements at younger and younger ages. Patients in early middle age — and even some in their 20s and 30s — are increasingly opting for hip replacement surgery. For these patients, who are more active than the typical hip …

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Why your weight matters when it comes to hip and knee pain

Joint pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain. Many people experience aching joints, especially in the knees or hips, and assume it’s a natural part of aging. But there may be an underlying cause — your weight. Think of your body like a car. Over time, the tires on your car …

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How a high-tech device could diagnose joint disorders

When you’ve got hip pain, diagnosis can be complex. Interactions of the various muscles, tendons, ligaments, vessels and bones need to be thoroughly examined to determine the source. But a new, high-tech wearable device developed by researchers at Baylor Scott & White Health and led by Hal D. Martin, DO, an orthopedic surgeon on the …

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Hip preservation specialists can repair joints without major surgery

The hip is one of the hardest working joints in the human body, tasked with supporting the weight of our upper torso and giving us the ability to walk and move. So when things go wrong, the consequences can be serious. The Hip Preservation Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas provides advanced treatment of hip …

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KERA’s Broken Hip panel discussion recap [with video]

If you missed last night’s panel discussion on The Broken Hip series, we’ve got you covered. You can watch a full video of the event above and take a look at some of the Tweets below. KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman, hosted the panel. It featured Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma …

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What you need to know about a broken hip

Breaking a hip is life changing, both for patients and families. But there are many options available to patients who suffer from a hip fracture. Though older people are at higher risk of hip fracture due to weakened bones (osteopenia or osteoporosis) or balance issues, broken hips can happen to anyone. According to the Centers for …

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New Technique Speeds Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery

A new technique I perform called anterior approach hip replacement is helping people get back to their daily activities faster than ever. With traditional hip replacement surgery, I access the joint through the buttocks or the side of the hip. But with the anterior approach, I go through the front of the body. People recover …

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