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total joint arthroplasty, Joint Replacement, Metal sensitization, pain

Women More Sensitized Than Men to Metal Used in Joint Replacement

Why are women at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery? An increased rate of hypersensitivity to the metals contained in joint implants might be a contributing factor, suggests a study in the April 19 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Rheumatology Community Urges Administration to Exempt Medical Professionals From Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

The decision by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to suspend premium processing of H-1B visas for doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals poses an immediate and dangerous threat to chronically ill patients living in rural and underserved communities throughout the United States, warned the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today in a letter to the Trump Administration.

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3-D Prints Used to Compare Effectiveness of Top Surgical Techniques for Repairing Heel Deformity

Using 3-D models of a patient’s foot, investigators at Cedars-Sinai have found that the three leading procedures for treating heel deformities do not adequately correct the debilitating problem. Investigators used 18 identical 3-D prints of a single patient’s heel to evaluate the most common techniques for treating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a genetic neuromuscular disease that kills the long nerves in the hands and feet.

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Study Finds Worse Survival When Specific Thyroid Cancers Spread to Bone

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In what is known to be the largest study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-related bone lesions and fractures and an increased risk of death.

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