Hip replacement

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 01/8/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin Today News, discoveries and fun … 1. It got so cold in Kentucky that an escaped prisoner turned himself back in. (Learn more at Associated Press) Tweets about “#polarvortex” 2. Eating certain foods can reduce your risk of developing cataracts. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Siri, Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant, isn’t so keen about her purring counterpart in the new movie Her, but suggests seeing the movie anyway. (Learn more at Wired)   4. A newspaper in Vancouver, Wash., discovered an undeveloped roll of …

What Improves Sex? For Boomers, a New Hip or Knee

Posted on 04/10/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf  your joints hurt when you move, it’s no surprise that your sex life suffers as well. But as more boomers get hip- or knee-replacement surgery, they’re finding an added benefit: a better love life. Among 147 joint-replacement patients (average age: 57) surveyed in a new study, most said their arthritis had interfered with their sex lives, the New York Times reported. After surgery, 81 percent of those who said their sex lives had suffered as a result of a …

Getting a New Hip or Knee? Your Heart Attack Risk Could Rise

Posted on 09/4/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhen Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, 61, went in for knee surgery last month, he thought it was no biggie. After all, half a million older Americans this year will do the exact same thing — get a worn-out, aching knee joint replaced. What Lopez didn’t expect was to have his heart stop in the recovery room. A quick-thinking nurse immediately started chest compressions, and Lopez is alive to write about the experience, but a new study suggests his …

Hip and Knee Implants: Old Ones May Be Better Than New Ones

Posted on 12/27/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhen it comes to artificial hip and knee joints, new doesn’t necessarily trump old. A five-year Australian study has found that the newer hip and knee replacement joints, including the metal-on-metal hip implants, are performing no better than the older, less expensive devices that used plastic. In fact, 30 percent of the new joints are performing worse than the older versions, researchers found. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, looked at Australian patient data on …