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Multiple factors complicate hip and knee replacement

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking, COPD and peptic ulcer disease are important risk factors for complications in patients undergoing elective primary total hip replacement (THR) or primary total knee replacement (TKR), researchers report in 2...

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Hip Fracture Pain Management

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When it comes to the best way to manage pain due to hip fracture, data are sparse but nerve blockade may have the edge over other modalities, a Canadian group reports. Pain control is an integral part of hip fracture...

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Calcium deposits in rotator cuff can be removed arthroscopically

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Arthroscopic removal of calcium deposits in the rotator cuff can be a safe and effective treatment over the long term, but should only be considered after non-operative methods fail, according to a new study. The...