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Posts From November, 2016

Potential New Way to Prevent Bacterial Infections in Total Joint Replacement Surgery

What new coating may protect joint replacement patients from serious bacterial infections? Research with mice at Johns Hopkins University shows that a coating of antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. The research is preliminary, labeled a “proof of concept” study, meaning that […]

Helping your loved one after a joint replacement

Helping your loved one after a joint replacement Minimally invasive capabilities have really changed the game when it comes to hip and knee joint replacement surgeries: Healing time is faster, pain is noticeably reduced, incision points are smaller, and patient satisfaction remains high. While this is great news for the patient dealing with the replacement, […]