Direct anterior total hip replacement now available at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Get Hip Inova Fairfax Hospital is pleased to offer osteoarthritis patients Direct Anterior Hip Replacement closer to home Traditionally, total hip replacement procedures have resulted in relief from arthritis pain. Unfortunately, lengthy recovery times and numerous post-surgery precautions, including limitations on how far the hip can bend, have been part of the package. Today, the…

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“The Tesla of knee implants” keeps adults with knee arthritis going strong

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See how Inova’s orthopedic docs are using MAKOplasty to keep adults with knee arthritis going strong Age isn’t slowing down the nation’s 74.9 million baby boomers. However, this go-get-’em generation’s vitality can be derailed by the body’s natural aging process. Decades of physical activity wear down the bones’ protective cartilage. The result can be osteoarthritis (OA) —…

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Shoulder experts help Inova Fair Oaks patients stay in the game

Don’t Shoulder It Alone Sports-related shoulder injuries can affect active individuals of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a professional athlete or you simply enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, golfing or tennis, you may be prone to shoulder problems. Any activity involving repetitive overhead motion can, over time, lead to pain, weakness in…

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Platelet Rich Plasma: Is it a “Golden” Cure for Sports Injuries? (Dr. Robin West)

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Robin V. West, MD is the medical director of the Inova Sports Medicine Institute and is board certified in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. West will be blogging on current topics and best practices in sports injury prevention and treatment. ============================ You may have heard of Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP treatment. Does it deliver on…

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All the Right Notes: Shoulder replacement surgery restores pianist’s quality of life

(October 3, 2013) Barbara Donne endured excruciating osteoarthritis pain in her right shoulder for many months, but when the agony affected her lifelong pastime — piano playing — she knew something had to be done. Donne, 73, had retired from corporate life but kept up performing at concerts and teaching two dozen piano students. Cortisone…

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Partnership Brings Power of Systems Biology to Help Integrate and Analyze Data from Large-Scale Whole Genome Sequencing Projects

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    FALLS CHURCH, VA and Seattle, WA, Sept. 12, 2013 – Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) has engaged the expertise of the prestigious Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to develop bioinformatics technologies to support Inova’s large-scale whole genome sequencing projects that will bring researchers and doctors closer to the application of genomics to individual…

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