Jack Wixted, MD, is an Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Continue reading
Hip Joint Preservation Surgery: Fad or New Standard of Care?
Christopher Peters, MD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Grand Rounds presented on April 23rd, 2015 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Hip fractures in geriatric patients are associated with mortality rates of 20-30% at one year. Many more patients experience significant loss of function and independence (1). The number of hip fractures worldwide was estimated at 1.7 million (1990) and is expected to rise to 6.3 million by 2050 (2). Continue reading
Here at Mass General, we are creating these patient guides for many of our top surgical procedures and services. This particular guide for a total hip replacement summarizes the entire joint replacement process at Massachusetts General Hospital. Includes: introduction to our care team, an explanation of treatment options, surgical preparation information, expectations after surgery and recovery at home. These Patient Guides also provide valuable information for patients’ family members.
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Michael Weaver, MD is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
In the United States, hip fractures represent a significant medical burden. The annual cost of caring for geriatric patients with hip fractures is $10 – 15 billion. As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, the number of patients with hip fractures is expected to rise dramatically. The rate of mortality at one year in this patient population runs between 12 and 37% (1). Continue reading
George Dyer, MD is a Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston; Director of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and a member of the Partners Orthopaedic Trauma Service.
Trevor Owen, MD, is our graduating trauma fellow. He is joining the faculty of the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon.
In late October 2011, 22 rebels injured during the Libyan Civil War were admitted to Spaulding Hospital in Salem, MA. Our Trauma team provided care to six patients with complex nonunions, malunions, and nerve injuries. This opportunity allowed us to apply techniques we use for more routine care to severe wartime injuries and their sequelae. It showed us how the careful practice of surgical principles can be effective, even when treating devastating injuries. Continue reading