DNA nanoparticles reduce joint inflammation

Posted on : 27 May 2012
In a study published in the Journal of Immunology, researchers from the Georgia Health Sciences University have demonstrated that nanoparticles designed to deliver nucleic acids into cells and tissues were able to reduce inflammation in joints by virtue of their presence alone. Read more

Study shows low linear wear rate in hips with X3 crosslinked polyethylene

Posted on : 22 May 2012
In a prospective multicentre study D?Antonio et al followed 167 hips in 155 patients and measured linear wear at up to 5 years. Read more

Lumax 740 ICD range receives FDA approval

Posted on : 21 May 2012
The Lumax 740 ICD portfolio from Biotronik has recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... Read more

Benefit of fixed or mobile bearing knee replacement depends on age

Posted on : 20 May 2012
In a double blind randomised trial by Jolles et al from the University of Lausanne reported in this month?s Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, patients undergoing NexGen LPS knee replacement were randomised to either the fixed or mobile bearing variants.  Read more

Impact sports reduce the longevity of hip replacements

Posted on : 17 May 2012
Return to impact sports such as jogging, soccer or martial arts is a goal for some patients after total hip arthroplasty... Read more

Ellipse ICD receives FDA approval

Posted on : 16 May 2012
The Ellipse ICD has recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... Read more

Wii-hab as good as physiotherapy after cruciate ligament reconstruction

Posted on : 14 May 2012
Researchers from the Hacettepe University, Ankara have demonstrated that using wii-sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is as good as conventional rehabilitation...  Read more

Study demonstrates lower wear rates in highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings in hip replacement in under 65s

Posted on : 11 May 2012
Adding to the debate about bearing surfaces, a team from St Michael?s Hospital in Toronto studied 102 hip replacements in 91 patients... Read more

Study finds no evidence that hip resurfacing leads to better outcomes than total hip arthroplasty at one year

Posted on : 05 May 2012
The BMJ continues to demonstrate its interest in metal on metal hip replacements by publishing a study from Costa et al of Warwick University (1). 126 patients thought suitable for hip resurfacing were randomised either to hip resurfacing or total hip arthroplasty. Read more

CABG more effective than PCI in treatment of non-emergency multi-vessel coronary disease in older patients

Posted on : 03 May 2012
A collaborative study published in the New England Journal of Medicine compares the effectiveness of CABG and PCI revascularization strategies in older patients... Read more

Smoking linked to joint replacement failure

Posted on : 01 May 2012
Two new studies presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' 2012 Annual Meeting reveal the damaging effects of smoking on total joint replacement... Read more

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