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  • Acupuncture Before THA May Reduce Postoperative Opioid Use, Improve Pain Control

    In a study from the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, veterans who received acupuncture treatment before undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) reported less postoperative pain and need far fewer opioids than veterans in the control group who did not receive acupuncture. Veterans in the acupuncture group also reported that they were more satisfied with their pain control.

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  • Does the Surgical Approach Affect the Revision Rate in THA?

    Using data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, researchers evaluated whether the surgical approach was associated with differences in early revision rates in primary total hip arthroplasty patients.

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  • Turmeric may help ease the pain of a dodgy knee

    An extract of Curcuma longa (CL), commonly known as turmeric, was found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons