Red Convertible or Artificial Hip?

redIf you have $25,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can plunk it down on a new, red convertible, or an artificial hip and months of painful rehabilitation.

Before you make your decision, friend, remember — at least you can return the car if it turns out to be a lemon.

A new study out of Canada Continue reading

A Revealing Look at Knee Replacement

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We don’t often talk surgery at Doctors Health Press, but when there are huge population trends, it’s helpful to know what is going on all around us. Here’s a story on the upswing of total knee replacement surgery in the U.S. and what this thing is all about.

It is a very common, safe surgery used to relieve severe pain and disability caused by knee osteoarthritis, thus improving quality of life. While common, Continue reading

US Spends far more for Health Care than 12 Industrialized Nations, but Quality Varies

US spending linked to higher prices and greater use of medical technology, not more doctor visits or hospital stays

The United States spends more on health care Continue reading

America’s Most Implanted Devices

The U.S. medical implant market was valued at $32.3 billion in 2010, according to global consultancy Frost & Sullivan. To find out which devices were leading the pack in terms of actual use, the team at 24/7 Wall St. dug through National Health Survey data, professional physician services, peer-reviewed journals, and SEC filings to compile a list of the eleven most implanted medical devices in America. And the results and rankings on the list may just surprise you.

The below list and information comes from 24/7 Wall St. For more details on the medical implants and the factors that established their ranking, check out the full story on the company’s Web site.

11. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

10. Artificial Hips

9. Heart Pacemakers Continue reading