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Non-Surgical Treatments for Arthritis

Non-Surgical Treatments for Arthritis

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"Once the arthritis is established within the joint there's not a lot you can do short of replacing it." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, reviews some common non-surgical treatment options for hip arthritis but notes that surgery is usually required for established arthritis.

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Published on: June 27, 2017 at 09:55:39
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A Popular Procedure

A Popular Procedure

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"As the baby boomers now reach the stage where their joints are wearing out the numbers are exponentially increasing." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, notes how many hip replacements surgeons are performing today and how that number is only going up.

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Published on: June 20, 2017 at 15:52:38
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Alternative Procedures: Hip Fusion

Alternative Procedures: Hip Fusion

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"Fusion is an option very rarely done at this point." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, comments on the old practice of hip fusion as a form of hip surgery and notes it is rarely done today.

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Published on: June 20, 2017 at 15:38:50
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Average Recovery Time

Average Recovery Time

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"I tell the patients that they're usually 85 to 90% recovered at six weeks." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, speaks about the recovery timetable for most patients. Doctor Sculco also notes how patients usually have a nearly complete recovery.

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Published on: June 20, 2017 at 15:26:45
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Choosing the Right Hospital

Choosing the Right Hospital

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"At any one time, we're doing 30 to 40 hip replacements in a week." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how important it is to select a hospital with good experience in hip replacement surgery.

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Published on: June 20, 2017 at 15:19:13
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Continued Care Post-Surgery

Continued Care Post-Surgery

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"Hopefully that information can be used to improve the quality of what happens to patients who come later on." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how hospitals keep track of their patients for the benefit of that patient, and those in the future.

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Published on: June 15, 2017 at 10:54:51
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The Durability of a Hip Replacement

The Durability of a Hip Replacement

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"About 90% of patients are going to be doing well with that implant at 20 years." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, notes how hip replacements last much longer than patients expect them to.

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Published on: June 15, 2017 at 10:45:21
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Improving Recovery Time

Improving Recovery Time

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"We will get the patients out of bed sometimes the same day of the operation." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, reports on the usual duration of a hospital stay for a patient who has just undergone hip replacement.

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Published on: June 15, 2017 at 10:34:26
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Innovations in Hip Replacement Surgery

Innovations in Hip Replacement Surgery

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"I think the surgery we were doing in the past was more radical and extensive than needed to be done." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, speaks about the advances made in the field of hip replacement but notes that skill and expertise are still as important as ever.

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Published on: June 15, 2017 at 10:24:24
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Innovations in Prostheses: Part 1

Innovations in Prostheses: Part 1

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"When this is inserted into the bone, bone sees bone, and it grows into the device. And that's how the fixation occurs" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains the nature of the hip prosthesis and its materials in this first segment.

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Published on: June 15, 2017 at 10:16:00
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Innovations in Prostheses: Part 2

Innovations in Prostheses: Part 2

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"This material wears at-and we've measured it-0.7 of one millimeter in 10 years. So there's enough plastic in there to last 40 or 50 years" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, goes in depth explaining the materials, structure, and function of the hip prosthesis.

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Published on: June 13, 2017 at 11:07:19
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Making an Informed Decision

Making an Informed Decision

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"Overwhelmingly relief of pain is excellent." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains many of the common benefits and risks of hip replacement surgery.

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Published on: June 13, 2017 at 10:52:25
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Managing Pain after Surgery

Managing Pain after Surgery

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"As a rule with hip replacement surgery, most of pain is gone, or very minimal, within 2 or 3 days." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, notes how pain after hip replacement surgery is generally very weak, and negligent compared to the pain they previously felt from their arthritis.

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Published on: June 13, 2017 at 10:32:17
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Managing the Risk of Infection

Managing the Risk of Infection

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"Infection will often get around the device and you can't eradicate it unless you take the device out." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains the risk of infection for hip replacement surgery and the forms of infection.

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Published on: June 13, 2017 at 10:08:07
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Pain Management During Surgery

Pain Management During Surgery

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"We feel very strongly, at the Hospital for Special Surgery, that regional anesthesia is the safest way to have this procedure" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how he believes regional anesthetic is safer for hip replacement than general anesthetic.

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Published on: June 13, 2017 at 09:55:26
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Picking the Right Surgeon

Picking the Right Surgeon

About this video:

"There are surgeons who specialize in this operation who will do 100 to 200 to sometimes 300 hip replacements in a year." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, gives advice on how a patient should choose his or her surgeon for an operation as important as hip replacement.

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Published on: June 13, 2017 at 09:43:11
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Post Surgical Protocol

Post Surgical Protocol

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"We really reinforce and make sure the patient is independent and has a full understanding of what the precautions are prior to discharge." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, reviews some common precautions for patients to take after surgery to ensure the surgery is successful.

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Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:59:56
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Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots

Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots

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"Every patient will be given some form of anti-coagulant to protect them." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, explains how it is critical that patients receive anti-coagulants to prevent the formation of blood clots.

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Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:47:16
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Risks of Surgery

Risks of Surgery

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"The possibility of medical problems tends to be very low." Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, notes how uncommon general medical problems are for patients of hip replacement surgery.

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Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:37:39
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Securing the Device

Securing the Device

About this video:

"So you've really got two fixations here. You've got the press fit and then you actually have the bone ingrowth into the device to lock it in."" Doctor Thomas P. Sculco, Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, demonstrates how the hip prosthesis attaches to the femur.

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Published on: June 8, 2017 at 11:22:56
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