Stuart J. Fischer, MD
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This month we are featuring new articles on Fractures After Total Hip Replacement and Safety for Young Athletes.
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Most fractures occur around the stem of the metal component placed in the femur.
Shoulder arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the shoulder joint.
Because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults.
There are precautions you can take to prevent your new hip from dislocating.
One of the major risks facing patients who have major surgery is a complication called deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein. It commonly occurs in the thigh or calf.
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