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Prince Hip Replacement – Did Prince Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

There has been much discussion since the musician Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) died in April at the age of 57 and why he died so suddenly. Prince’s autopsy report indicates an overdose of fentanyl – an opioid. Some have questioned the factors that led to the overdose and Prince’s use […]

Did Prince need a hip replacement?

Hip Replacement History

Hip Replacement History – Early Years This post details hip replacement history. When the first hip replacements were attempted, surgeries were not total but hemi-arthroplasty or partial hip replacement. The results were unsatisfactory. Late 1800s, early 1900s – Surgeons used various tissues, fascia lata, skin, pig bladder and submucosa between […]

Hip Replacement History

Dental Prophylaxis – Confusion of Guidelines

Several weeks ago, I wrote about American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines for antibiotic premedication (dental prophylaxis) prior to dental procedures for those who have had total joint replacements. The first post is found HERE. Everything in that post was correct, but it didn’t […]

Hip Replacement News – April 2015

March was a big month for orthopedic/hip replacement surgery news as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) held its annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Weight Loss Surgery Before the Knee or Hip Replacement is Cost Effective The Hospital for Special Surgery reported this story on weight loss before surgery. […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Joint Injuries and Osteoarthritis

Stem cell therapy has been in the news as an alternative to hip and other joint replacements. It is not the controversial embryonic stem cell therapy which will not be discussed in this post. The end game for osteoarthritis affecting the knee and hip is a joint replacement costing up […]

Stem Cells - Can It Regrow Cartilage and Reverse Osteoarthritis?

Hip Replacement Surgery Increase

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, hip replacement surgery is one of the most popular and effective surgeries in the United States, with nearly 300,000 surgeries performed in 2014 alone. The procedure increases the quality of life for patients, eliminating mobility issues caused by osteoarthritis. A recent study […]