After undergoing joint replacement surgery, such as hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery, there will be a number of follow-up appointments with your orthopedic surgeon to ensure that your recovery is proceeding as anticipated. While most people are interested in the actual surgical procedure, the vast majority of your appointments with your surgeon will be during this postoperative recovery process.
Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world, and it is not possible to change some of the primary risk factors, such as aging. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light, and air pollution appears to be one of them.
Use of decision aids developed for shared decision-making does not appear to reduce the odds of hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs.