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Study finds obese patients don’t need to lose weight before total joint replacement (UMass)

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https://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2017/07/study-finds-obese-patients-dont-need-to-lose-weight-before-total-joint-replacement/

Posted in Health Information, Joint Replacement, Mobility, Obesity

Movement is Life Caucus Addresses Musculoskeletal Disparities (AAOS Now)

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https://www.aaos.org/AAOSNow/2017/Jan/Clinical/clinical03/?ssopc=1

Posted in Disparity, Health Information, Healthcare Leadership, Joint Pain, Mobility, Osteoarthritis, Women

A walking movement is energizing African American women (WaPo)

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-walking-movement-is-energizing-african-american-women/2016/11/18/1029f740-9d54-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html?utm_term=.6b2e38f617a2

Posted in Health Information, Healthcare Leadership, Mobility, Obesity, Quality of Life, Women

Does Total Knee Arthroplasty Increase Postoperative Physical Activity to Meet AHA Guidelines for Improved Health?

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The American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for optimal health recommend 20 minutes of moderate activity (40 strides/minute) four days/week. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has demonstrated improvements in knee pain and function, yet little data is available to correlate these benefits … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise Guidelines, Mobility, Quality of Life

Study Shows Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hip Fracture Care Put Patients at a Disadvantage

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A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that people in certain racial and socioeconomic groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to care they receive after fracturing a hip. The study, titled, “Racial and Socioeconomic … Continue reading

Posted in Disparity, Mobility

Massachusetts’ RomneyCare Boosted Joint Replacements

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Passage in 2006 of the Massachusetts health care reform—known as RomneyCare—led to a 4.7% increase in joint replacement procedures, according to a report by health care researchers. Jessica Bartlett, a reporter for the Boston Business Journal quoted Amresj Hganchate, the … Continue reading

Posted in Disparity, Mobility

Advice for Knee OA: Get Up and Move

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Being sedentary worsens physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), an association that remains independent of exercise levels, according to researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago. Read the full article here.

Posted in Exercise Guidelines, Mobility, Osteoarthritis

Studies find exercise is the best medicine for many ills

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The next time you visit your doctor’s office, don’t be surprised if you get a “prescription” to walk a mile each day or take the stairs instead of the elevator in your office building. More and more studies are demonstrating … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise Guidelines, Mobility, Quality of Life

Have Osteoarthritis? Then Start Walking

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Everyone knows that walking is good for you. But what if one has osteoarthritis (OA)? Won’t walking further damage compromised joints? According to a study by physical therapist Daniel K. White, Sc.D., PT, of Boston University, and his colleagues, the … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise Guidelines, Mobility, Osteoarthritis

The Ethics of Patient Risk Modification Prior to Elective Joint Replacement Surgery

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There are multiple risk factors for complications following elective total joint replacement (TJR) surgery. Certain risk factors, including operating time, implant choice, component positioning, and intraoperative difficulties (e.g., fracture, nerve and vascular damage), are related to the surgeon’s experience and … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Mobility, Quality of Life

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