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_Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are prone of dying due to cardiac disease, the Science Daily reports, quoting findings from a recent study. However, "use of robotics in hip replacement surgery lowers margin of error".

The risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with RA is caused by disease-related inflammation as well as the risk factors which affect the general population, according to the latest study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy. Treatment of arthritis with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) also reduced the patient's risk of heart disease, the Science Daily says.

The findings formed part of a five-year-old study conducted among 400 patients with RA. Development of their ailment was measured by chemical markers of soreness and physical appearance. Treatment routines were closely supervised along with risk factors for heart disease, including weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, according to the Science Daily.

After five years, 97 percent of the patients had been treated with DMARDs, dropping both the chemical markers of inflammation and the physical appearance of their arthritis. Patients were also looking after themselves better. Fewer patients were smokers and their BMI and blood pressure, had reduced (due in part to treatment for high blood pressure).

Analysis of patient data revealed that a new cardiovascular event such as heart disease, stroke or DVT could be predicted by intensity of their arthritis and by presence of diabetes, high blood pressure, and the level of triglycerides. Encouragingly treatment with DMARDs decreased the risk but COX-2 inhibitors appeared to predict a new event, Science Daily suggests.

Dr Wållberg-Jonsson from University Hospital, Umeå, in Sweden says that the swelling linked  with RA  raises the patients' risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular events. However it is possible to reduce this risk in a two-pronged attack by treating both the inflammation and traditional risk factors for heart disease, the Science Daily says.

RA is considered as a chronic disease, which means a disease that is impossible to cure. The patient may feel warm to the touch and might notice a decreased range of motion, as well as inflammation, swelling and pain in the areas around the affected joints, according to the Arthritis.org website.

Although, evidence shows that early diagnosis and aggressive treatment to put the disease into remission is the best means of avoiding joint destruction, organ damage and disability may lead  to implantation and later on the filing of a "DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit".

URL REFERENCES:

arthritis.org/types-what-is-rheumatoid-arthritis.php
web.jbjs.org.uk/content/84-B/7/991.full.pdf

 
 
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_Those people who were active in sports during their adolescence are at higher risk of developing osteoarthritis from femur damage, medical experts say. This confirms the assumption that partaking in high-intensity sports may had been the most possible reason, according to the Science Daily website. Recently, three U.S. senators presented "a bill which seeks increased monitoring of 510 (k) approved all metal hip implants".

For the duration of the childhood and adolescence, spirited sports activities such as basketball, may cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes. Strenuous physical exertion may result to a deformed hip with reduced rotation and intense pain during movement, the Science Daily says.

Hip-straining sports undertakings may explicate why athletes are more likely to get  osteoarthritis than those people with a  sedentary lifestyle, according to Dr. Klaus Siebenrock, who leads a medical research team from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Siebenrock and colleagues have circulated their work online in Springer's Journal  of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Siebenrock and his colleagues learned that osteoarthritis of the hip was more prevalent  in high-level athletes than in those who do not take part in regular sports, reports the Science Daily online resource.

Osteoarthritis of the hip was also related to higher-intensity activities and greater physical loading of the hip, Siebenrock was cited. He mentioned that other research findings  that male athletes, predominantly those who play soccer and handball, and take part in competitive track and field activities connecting running and jumping, are at higher risk of experiencing early osteoarthritis of the hip, the Science Daily says.

Siebenrock and teammates made a comparison of  the occurrence of cam-type hip disfigurement among elite athletes during childhood and adolescence and age-matched controls. Cam-type hip misshapenness is a ailment categorized by abnormal bone development on the head of the femur affecting the contact between the femur and the hip socket. They looked at the physical condition and range of movement of 72 hips in 37 male professional basketball players and 76 hips in 38 controlled participants who had not participated in high-level sports.

They  found basis  of disfigurement at the head of the femur, causing anomalous interaction between the femur and the hip socket, in men and adolescents who played in an elite basketball club since they were eight years old. As a consequence, internal hip revolution was abridged and hip mobility were more likely to be painful. These modifications became more distinct when termination of the femoral growth plate for the duration of late adolescence. Totally, the athletes were 10 times more likely to have diminished hip function than the controlled ones.

"Our data propose that this hip deformity is in part a developmental deformity, and its manifestation in young adulthood may be initiated by environmental factors such as high-level sports activity during childhood and around the time of closure of the femoral growth plate.
 
 Specified the part of the abnormality in deteriorating modifications in the hip, morphological types of the femur resulting from energetic sporting activity are a key factor in the preeminent occurrence of hip osteoarthritis  which was seen among athletes," the research resolved. Due to this, more former athletes underwent hip replacement to get rid of the  hip pains due to osteoarthritis. Though, instead of getting  the ease, hip implants usually may aggravate  the patient’s condition which may  lead into the filing a DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit.

URL REFERENCES:

sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110719111107.htm
orthopedics.about.com/cs/hipsurgery/a/hiparthritis.htm

 
 
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The thigh bone meets the pelvis bone at the hips. The primary function of the hips is to support the weight of the body while standing or moving. This clearly shows how important they are for the body. For this reason, keeping it healthy is part of our duty. Of course, we cannot injuries from happening. Hip replacement surgery is one of the worst thing it could lead to|. Did you know that there are injuries resulting from hip replacement surgery? Due to many causes, these injuries may happen anytime.
 
Injuries resulting from hip replacement are important. However, we do not have control over it because we are non-medical people. Being informed about hip injuries where we can do something in terms of prevention is the best thing we can have. Let’s take a look at common hip injuries that may affect you.
 
Bursitis
 
Bursitis happens when one of the bursa sacs, which protects and cushion the joint, gets inflamed. There are many reasons why this can happen, either from arthritis or from an injury or infection, medical research says. Movements of the joint is being limited by this condition which can result to partial immobility.
 
Early treatment for bursitis involves the use of ice, getting enough rest, and taking in medicine for pain and swelling.
 
Dislocations
 
When there is dislocation, the joint is forced to the end of the bones and is out of position. Falls are the number one reason why this can happen resulting to immobility. It is easy to spot a dislocated joint because it is usually swollen and visibly out of place.
 
Treatment for dislocated joints depends on which joint was affected. Manipulations to reposition your bones, taking in of medicine, and using a splint or sling normally happens.
 
Fractures
 
Fractures happen when bones get broken. Normally, they are caused by injuries resulting from accidents but reasons like osteoporosis can happen which is a condition where weakening of the bones happen. When a fracture is present, out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint, swelling, bruising or bleeding, intense pain, numbness and tingling, and limited mobility or inability to move a limb are likely to happen.
 
Immediate medical attention is how fractures will be treated as a doctor is needed in keeping the bones in place.

Aside from fractures, it is evident that common hip injuries can be immediately treated in the comforts of the home. If we do not do what we can to control it, medical operations can be an option. As would people filing a Pinnacle lawsuit do, the public should be informed about operations resulting in injuries and who made the mistake in order to determine who would be answerable.

References:

nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hipinjuriesanddisorders.html
nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/01/business/injury-from-metal-debris-in-artificial-hips.html?ref=health