The findings are important because joint replacement is increasingly common and there are sharply rising rates of opioid overdoses in the United States.
Not a cure, but operation plus meds better than either treatment alone, researcher says
Obese people who undergo weight loss surgery appear to reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death, Swedish researchers report.
Rare complication occurs in as many as one out of every 1,000 spine surgeries, researchers say
Puzzling respiratory symptoms require investigation, researchers say
Using patient's own cells to create custom airway cut risk for transplant rejection, scientists say
Heart valve replacement is better than drugs alone for some endocarditis patients, researchers say
40% higher risk in low weight than overweight patients but reasons aren't clear, researchers say
Obese people who shed pounds showed improvements in gum health
Experts believe the device will expand options for frailer, sicker patients