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Causes and Prevention of Blood Clots After Orthopedic Surgery

Approximately 600,000 Americans are affected by blood clots each year—and according to the National Blood Clot Alliance, over 15% will die due to a blood clot entering the lung. These blood clots, ...

5 Orthopedic-Related Sports Injuries, Treatment, and Prevention

Unless you’re a professional athlete, you may spend much of your week being mostly inactive, trapped behind a desk. Then the weekend rolls around, and it’s off to the golf course, the ballpark, or ...

5 Nonopioid Pain Management Strategies

For a patient, there’s really no such thing as “minor” surgery. Even relatively routine procedures can involve incisions that leave patients in significant pain during their recovery period. While ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Hip Surgery

The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially over the years, and it is becoming easier on the patients themselves. "Recovery is dramatically easier for ...

6 Nutritious Foods That Can Help Ease Joint Pain

You know it’s going to be a long day when you wake up in the morning and feel stiffness and pain in your joints. No matter how well we treat our bodies—staying hydrated, exercising, and eating ...

6 Resources for Orthopedic Patients Pre- and Post-Surgery

Surgery of any kind can be a frightening experience, so it is comforting to know that orthopedic procedures are fairly common; in fact, it’s expected that there will be a record 6.6M orthopedic ...

10 Ways to Keep Your Surgical Wound From Opening

Surgical staples, sutures, and adhesives are not perfect, and unfortunately, they can begin to gradually come apart, or in rare circumstances, split completely open. This is known as wound or ...

3 Disadvantages of Using Staples in Wound Closure

While surgical stapling is often viewed as a relatively new surgical tool, it was first invented in 1908. Made of stainless steel or titanium (or sometimes nickel, chromium, plastic, or iron), ...

Orthopedic Technologies Affecting Wound Closure [Whitepaper]

An aging population has made orthopedic surgery more essential than ever before, with nearly 7 million Americans expected to undergo a procedure each year by 2020. This increasing need has resulted ...

How You Can Help Prevent Surgical Scarring

Once the short-term effects of surgery such as pain and discomfort have faded, patients may find themselves left with a long-term effect that is far less likely to fade—scarring. Today advancements ...

5 Common Orthopedic Incisions and Closure Methods

Nearly 30 million Americans will develop some type of musculoskeletal problem within the next year for issues involving the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves in their body. To ...

Common Procedures and Current Challenges in Orthopedic Surgery

An aging population means an increase in orthopedic patients, with data suggesting that there will be a record 6.5 orthopedic surgeries occurring annually by 2020. Today, orthopedic issues are the ...