March 22, 2010

Orthopedic surgeons weigh in on joint care


… Some of the top minds and hands at repairing the damage met recently in New Orleans to share what they know about hips, knees, ankles and replacement parts…Another study, by a team from the Mayo Clinic, noted that younger patients are the growth pool for knee replacements…


"We're going to be seeing younger patients undergoing this procedure, but we may also see more failures and more revisions, and physicians and medical facilities need to prepare for that," said Dr. Michele D'Apuzzo, a Mayo resident who led the study.


The Seattle Times, by Lee Bowman, 3/22/2010

Tags: knee replacements, orthopedic surgery, Orthopedics

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