knee joint

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 …

Knee Replacement Surgery For Seniors Soars

Posted on 10/1/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe rate of older adults getting knee-replacement surgery has more than doubled in the past 20 years, a new study finds, but the surgery’s popularity has also led to increased rates of postsurgery infections and complications. The study, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at more than 3 million Medicare patients 65 or older who got artificial knees from 1991 through 2010. The annual rate of initial knee-replacement surgeries jumped from 31 per 10,000 Medicare …

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 …