Category: hip replacement

Having a Hip, Knee Replacement? Some Tips to an Optimal Recovery

If you’re one of the estimated one million Americans having total hip or knee replacement surgery this year, some lifestyle changes might improve your chances of a good outcome, an expert says. Lose weight safely through diet and exercise before surgery, said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Abdel. The target body mass index (BMI) — an estimate…


How Not to Have a Hip Replacement

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that each year, more than 450,000 Americans have their hips replaced—more than the entire population of Cleveland. According to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, this surgery has been around for just over 50 years, since 1969. Indeed, the surgery has become so common that older adults…


Simple Blood Test Predicts Recovery Time After Hip Replacement

Clues from a blood sample can predict how quickly patients who have had hip-replacement surgery will make a full recovery, according to a new study. Researchers hope the blood test will provide insights into things patients can do before and after surgery, such as adhering to a special diet or exercise routine, that may help…