New York, NY—May 1, 2013- May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Although an estimated 9 million adults in the U.S.
Stronger Implants and New Surgical Techniques May Provide Better Outcomes for Patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hip replacements are among the most common surgical procedures in the United States; and with osteoarthritis and obesity on the rise, demand for the procedure is expected to grow.
William B. Macaulay Jr., MD, has been inducted into the European Hip Society (EHS), a prestigious, non-profit scientific association based in Innsbruck, Austria. The EHS – founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1992 – has members from 31 nations around the world. The organization publishes “Hip International,” a peer-reviewed academic journal focused on advancements in conservative hip surgery, traumatology of the hip, prosthetic surgery, biomechanics, and basic science topics relating to the hip.
New York, NY—May 1, 2014
There's new hope for the more than 10 million Americans living with osteoarthritis of the knee: a minimally invasive robotic approach to partial (unicondylar) knee replacement that makes it possible for the surgeon to place an implant with increased precision. Optimal outcomes for partial knee replacement procedures depend on highly accurate positioning and alignment of the implants.
Patients need less blood after surgery than is widely thought. A new study comparing two plans for giving blood transfusions following surgery showed no ill effects from postponing transfusion until patients develop signs of anemia or their hemoglobin concentration falls below 8 g/dL.