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Prospective study showed TKA not detrimental to patient participation in sports

Date: 11 Aug 2017

Results of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to participate in sports postoperatively and in some cases, patients were more active in sports after surgery. Source: HealioRead More

Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis

Date: 11 Aug 2017

A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Source: Mdical XpressRead More

Understanding hip instability helps orthopedists perform revision THA

Date: 11 Aug 2017

When it comes to recurrent dislocation of the hip after total hip arthroplasty, surgeons will find it helpful to identify the primary cause of the patient’s instability and correct the problem at the time of revision surgery. Source: HealioRead More

Helping A Surgeon’s Hand

Date: 04 Jun 2015

Animas High School junior Bryce Ward experiments with a surgical robot on a model knee joint at Animas Surgical Hospital. The MAKOplasty Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System uses infrared light to help surgeons resurface bones in the knees and hips. Bryce is the daughter of Blake Ward and Lauren Nelson. Mistakes are usually not encouraged […]

The Forefront of Hip Surgery

Date: 04 Aug 2013

A New Mexico man who less than a week ago had a second hip replacement done with an approach not widely used in the Four Corners is raring to return to work. Dan Kilough got a new ball-and-socket joint on the left side from Dr. Brinceton Phipps, who used a frontal approach instead of the […]

On the Cutting Block

Date: 17 Oct 2010

Dr. Brinceton Phipps, a surgeon at Animas Orthopedic Associates, explains how an alignment guide, which includes a metal rod inserted into the patient’s femur, guides a surgeon’s saw blade as he resurfaces the bone in preparation for the new knee. Phipps said the new technology, which uses a custom-made cutting block that is pinned to […]


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