Recovery from Joint Replacement
Recovery from Joint Replacement: Chances are good you know someone who has undergone hip replacement surgery – one of the most common orthopedic approaches to resolving the agonizing hip pain associated with severe arthritis. During hip replacement surgery, the top ball portion of the thighbone (the head of the femur) as well as the damaged […]
Prosthetic joint infections (PJI)
Prosthetic joint infections (PJI) of the hip and knee are uncommon, but result in significant morbidity and mortality when they do occur. Current management consists of a combination of either single- or two-stage exchange of the prosthesis and/or exchange of polymer components with intravenous (IV) antibiotics (4–6 weeks) and intraoperative debridement of the joint prior to reimplantation.
Bone Disease in Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell disorder, characterized by bone marrow infiltration with clonal plasma cells, production of monoclonal immunoglobulin (paraprotein), and end organ damage including lytic lesions in the bones, renal impairment, hypercalcemia, and anemia. End organ damage is the main differentiating point of symptomatic from asymptomatic MM. In myeloma bone disease (MBD), […]