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Bariatric surgery can help improve depression, says new meta-analysis

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Emily Stapley reports on a new JAMA meta-analysis, which finds that mental illnesses such as depression and binge eating disorder are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery.

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Stratify, specialise, standardise, analyse: maximising quality and efficiency in elective care

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Our resident Elf Economist Chris Sampson summarises a recent report from Monitor (England’s health services regulator), which looks at how NHS providers can improve productivity in elective care.

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What is the trend in surgery for proximal humerus fractures?

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Jennifer Lane considers this retrospective audit which examined current practice in the US to discover the current trends in treatment of proximal humerus fractures.

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Meniscal allograft transplantation

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In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a systematic review, which assesses the quality of published literature on the topic of meniscal allograft transplantation as well as surgical indications, methods, outcomes and complications.

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Does Pre-Operative Physiotherapy Improve Outcomes in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty?

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It is thought that pre-operative levels of knee pain, strength, flexibility and functional ability can influence the outcome of total knee joint replacement surgery. Therefore many hospitals offer pre-habilitation programmes with the aim of improving strength and range of movement of the knee with impacts on pain and function. So do these programmes work? The [read the full story…]

Health related quality of life after total hip replacement

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Do you know that over 1 million hip replacements are carried out each year? The majority of Total Hip Replacements are for people with severe arthritis of the hip that causes pain and reduction in function. We elves wanted to know for someone with osteoarthritis of the hip what are the medium term health related [read the full story…]