Monday, January 20, 2014

Eickhoff’s Extras: New in the News



Hip and knee joint replacements are associated with lower cardiovascular risks (think heart attacks and strokes).  When people have severe osteoarthritis they presumably are not living an active lifestyle and probably taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  After surgery, they can resume or increase their activity levels and stop or decrease their use of NSAIDs. 


Here is a little more information on our website about these procedures.


Knee Replacement, by Dr. John McAllister

You can also find more information on our website, http://advancedboneandjoint.com

-Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, MSN, ATC, LAT 

Source:

Ravi B et al. The relational between total joint arthroplasty and risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis: Propensity score matched landmark analysis.  BMJ  2013 Oct 30; 347:f6187.   

Disclaimer:
There is a fine line between blogging and giving medical advice. The content of this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.  Nothing contained in this blog is intended to replace the medical advice of a trained, licensed physician.
In all matters relating to your health, you are urged to consult a physician. You can contact Advanced Bone & Joint to set up a formal consultation appointment with Dr. W. Anthony Frisella, Dr. Dane Glueck, Dr. Brandon Larkin, Dr. Anthony Lombardo, Dr. John McAllister, II, Dr. Brian Meek, Dr. Paul Spezia, Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, or Matt Pliske, PA-C

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