Posted On: January 27, 2012

Knee and Hip Implants: New Not Always Better Than Old?

New technology is supposed to be better than the old, but what happens if the new proves not only to be more expensive, but can show no real advancement prior to the older versions? Technology is an advancing arena but, with artificial hip and knee replacements, it is proving to not be the case.

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Posted On: January 12, 2012

Possibility of Smith & Nephew Journey Knee Fracture

The ability to move around without pain is something most of us don’t think about, so when patients undergo knee replacement surgery they believe their pain will go away. However, if the patients are still experience pain it could be the result of a fracture, if the replacement was a Smith and Nephew-Journey knee.

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Posted On: January 11, 2012

Ortho Evra Patch – Is it Worth the Risk?

The Ortho Evra Patch provides women with a simple solution for their birth control needs. A patch applied to the skin once a month is more convenient than a pill taken every day. As with most medicines today, there are always side effects to go along with the benefits of taking a certain drug. But at what point do the risks start to outweigh the benefits and conveniences of taking it? Most hormone based contraceptives increase your risk for developing blood clots, but the risk is three times greater with the Ortho Evra Patch. This increased risk comes from higher levels of estrogen as well as the constant dosage of estrogen found in the Ortho Evra Patch but not the pill.

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Posted On: January 10, 2012

FDA ORDERS MORE TRIALS FOR VAGINAL MESH PRODUCTS

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are not easy subjects for women to talk about. SUI and POP are often the outcomes of weakening muscle tension caused by age or child birth. Stress urinary incontinence is triggered by the weakening of the pelvic muscles, and it can lead an involuntary loss of urine that results from physical activity. Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a condition where a pelvic organ drops and the bulges against the walls of the vagina often protruding outside the vagina.

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Posted On: January 4, 2012

Appellate Court Reinstates Hormone Therapy Verdicts for Punitive Damages

Yet another appellate court has condemned drug-maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for its conduct in failing to study and failing to warn about the breast cancer risk associated with its hormone therapy drugs.

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