Use of a larger surface area tip on bipolar radiofrequency wands in hip arthroscopy is associated with significantly lower traction and total surgery times
Clinical outcomes in arthroscopic hip preservation surgery have improved over the past two decades due to many factors, including advancements in technique and instrumentation. Complications following hip arthroscopy are associated with increased traction and overall surgical times. The purpose of this study was to compare traction and surgical times during hip arthroscopy using two different radiofrequency ablation wands produced by the same manufacturer.
Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip Linked to Rapidly Destructive Hip Disease
Although corticosteroid injections are commonly used to manage pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip, a new study adds to concerns about the potential harmful effects of these injections.
5 Options for Knee Cartilage Replacement and Repair
Advances in orthopedic medicine provide many options for treating knee injuries. Some long-standing approaches include surgery to repair torn cartilage or knee joint replacement. In addition to these, there are now minimally invasive treatments using cartilage taken from elsewhere in the body or regenerated from a person’s own cells.
Stem Cells Used to Treat Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
Collapsed femoral heads caused by osteonecrosis—otherwise known as avascular necrosis— unfortunately represent the root cause for approximately 10% of all hip replacements nationwide. Daniel Wiznia, MD, is utilizing a stem cell treatment at Yale School of Medicine and integrating new techniques along with 3D imaging technology as part of a joint-preservation procedure.
Why strengthening your hip flexors is important, according to new research
When it comes to strengthening your lower-body muscles that power your running, most runners focus on quads and hamstrings—but are you showing your hip flexors enough love? A recent study in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics suggests that ignoring them could lead to mobility issues as you age.