Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages
But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds
Via HealthDay News, by Alan Mozes
People of all ages seem to benefit from surgery for a slipped or bulging (“herniated”) disk in the lower back, a new study suggests.
After Joint Replacement Surgery, Smokers at Increased Risk of Reoperation for Infection
Article ID: 669581, Released: 15-Feb-2017 4:30 PM EST, Source Newsroom: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Newswise — February 15, 2017 – For patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, smoking is associated with an increased risk of infectious (septic) complications requiring repeat surgery,