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Innovations in Hip Replacement Surgery

Innovations in Hip Replacement Surgery

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"I think the surgery we were doing in the past was more radical and extensive than needed to be done." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, speaks about the advances made in the field of hip replacement but notes that skill and expertise are still as important as ever.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 15, 2017 at 10:24:24
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Innovations in Prostheses: Part 1

Innovations in Prostheses: Part 1

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"When this is inserted into the bone, bone sees bone, and it grows into the device. And that's how the fixation occurs" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains the nature of the hip prosthesis and its materials in this first segment.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 15, 2017 at 10:16:00
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Innovations in Prostheses: Part 2

Innovations in Prostheses: Part 2

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"This material wears at-and we've measured it-0.7 of one millimeter in 10 years. So there's enough plastic in there to last 40 or 50 years" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, goes in depth explaining the materials, structure, and function of the hip prosthesis.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 13, 2017 at 11:07:19
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Making an Informed Decision

Making an Informed Decision

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"Overwhelmingly relief of pain is excellent." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains many of the common benefits and risks of hip replacement surgery.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 13, 2017 at 10:52:25
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Managing Pain after Surgery

Managing Pain after Surgery

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"As a rule with hip replacement surgery, most of pain is gone, or very minimal, within 2 or 3 days." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, notes how pain after hip replacement surgery is generally very weak, and negligent compared to the pain they previously felt from their arthritis.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 13, 2017 at 10:32:17
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Managing the Risk of Infection

Managing the Risk of Infection

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"Infection will often get around the device and you can't eradicate it unless you take the device out." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains the risk of infection for hip replacement surgery and the forms of infection.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 13, 2017 at 10:08:07
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Pain Management During Surgery

Pain Management During Surgery

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"We feel very strongly, at the Hospital for Special Surgery, that regional anesthesia is the safest way to have this procedure" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how he believes regional anesthetic is safer for hip replacement than general anesthetic.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 13, 2017 at 09:55:26
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Picking the Right Surgeon

Picking the Right Surgeon

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"There are surgeons who specialize in this operation who will do 100 to 200 to sometimes 300 hip replacements in a year." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, gives advice on how a patient should choose his or her surgeon for an operation as important as hip replacement.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 13, 2017 at 09:43:11
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Post Surgical Protocol

Post Surgical Protocol

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"We really reinforce and make sure the patient is independent and has a full understanding of what the precautions are prior to discharge." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, reviews some common precautions for patients to take after surgery to ensure the surgery is successful.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:59:56
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Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots

Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots

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"Every patient will be given some form of anti-coagulant to protect them." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how it is critical that patients receive anti-coagulants to prevent the formation of blood clots.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:47:16
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Risks of Surgery

Risks of Surgery

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"The possibility of medical problems tends to be very low." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, notes how uncommon general medical problems are for patients of hip replacement surgery.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:37:39
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Securing the Device

Securing the Device

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"So you've really got two fixations here. You've got the press fit and then you actually have the bone ingrowth into the device to lock it in."" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, demonstrates how the hip prosthesis attaches to the femur.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:22:56
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Surface Replacement Surgery

Surface Replacement Surgery

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"That operation was actually pretty much abandoned in this country because the results were inferior to conventional hip replacement surgery." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains the procedure of surface replacement, which was abandoned but now may be making a comeback thanks to new materials.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:14:29
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Surgical Treatment Options

Surgical Treatment Options

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"For the most part, when the joint is destroyed, you need to do a form of hip replacement." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains several common ways to repair a destroyed hip joint.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 10:51:14
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The Future of Hip Surgery

The Future of Hip Surgery

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"20 to 25 years from today, rather than put and implant in, we'll be able to resurface the joint biologically." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, speculates on the future of hip replacement surgery and notes how hopefully surgery won't even be required soon.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 10:42:25
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Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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"We're replacing both the socket and the femur. That's why it's a total hip replacement." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how total hip replacement involves replacing both sides of the hip joint.

Published in Hip Replacement Series
Published on: June 8, 2017 at 10:33:33
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Prevention and CDC Guidlines

Prevention and CDC Guidlines

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In this episode about the zika virus learn about ways in avoiding the virus like certain places in the world, what you should do if you find yourself in these areas, and any type of prevention methods you should know. 

Published in Zika Virus
Published on: May 26, 2017 at 12:03:05
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Virus Risks in Pregnancy

Virus Risks in Pregnancy

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Do you know about the stage in the zika virus called viremia? Learn more about it in this episode and the possible risks there are when you are pregnant with the virus. 

Published in Zika Virus
Published on: May 26, 2017 at 12:01:38
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Transmission and Testing

Transmission and Testing

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In this episode in the Zika Virus series learn about what happens when you are transmitted with it and where the virus is found all throughout your body.

Published in Zika Virus
Published on: May 26, 2017 at 12:00:32
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Mild Infection/Severe Consequence

Mild Infection/Severe Consequence

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Find out from Dr. Petrikovsky about when getting the zika virus some of the side effects you will experience and what can possibly happen to your baby when your pregnant.

Published in Zika Virus
Published on: May 26, 2017 at 11:59:40
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