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February 11, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Only 16% of U.S. hospitals surveyed in a recent study gave a complete price quote for a common hip surgery, highlighting the obstacles many patients face in comparison shopping. Pricing information remains difficult to obtain from medical providers and the figures that are quoted vary widely despite government efforts to make the process more consumer friendly, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. for Internal Medicine. Jaime Rosenthal, a student at Washington University in St. Louis who led the research, called two hospitals in every state and Washington, D.C., as well as the top 20-ranked orthopedic hospitals according to U.S. News and World Report.
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February 11, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Only 16% of U.S. hospitals surveyed in a recent study gave a complete price quote for a common hip surgery, highlighting the obstacles many patients face in comparison shopping. Pricing information remains difficult to obtain from medical providers and the figures that are quoted vary widely despite government efforts to make the process more consumer friendly, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. for Internal Medicine. Jaime Rosenthal, a student at Washington University in St. Louis who led the research, called two hospitals in every state and Washington, D.C., as well as the top 20-ranked orthopedic hospitals according to U.S. News and World Report.
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HEALTH
February 25, 2002 | JONATHAN FIELDING and VALERIE ULENE
Imagine having so much arthritic pain in your knees that you can't walk up or down a flight of stairs or even drive a car. Or so much pain in your hip that you rarely leave your home, even to walk in the yard. Now imagine the effect a new knee or a new hip would have on your life. Such pain is the result of cartilage damage in the joints, and though seen more frequently in older people, it's a problem faced by individuals of all ages.
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September 30, 2006 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers will assemble for training camp Tuesday without a familiar and important piece. Coach Phil Jackson will undergo surgery to replace his right hip Tuesday and will be away from the sidelines indefinitely. Lakers officials declined to give a specific timetable for his return, but a team spokesman said Jackson would be back in time for the season opener Oct. 31 against Phoenix. Kurt Rambis, who is entering his ninth season as a Lakers assistant, will temporarily take charge.
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August 30, 1985 | JAYNE KAMIN, Kamin is a Times photographer. and
In my seven-year career as a newspaper photographer, I've had the opportunity to see many things from better than front row seats. I've been on the sidelines for Super Bowls, World Series and the Olympics. I've photographed the Academy Awards and Space Shuttle landings. All of these events interested me, but some of my most exciting moments came in the relative quiet of operating rooms where I've photographed orthopedic joint replacement surgeries.
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September 30, 2006 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers will assemble for training camp Tuesday without a familiar and important piece. Coach Phil Jackson will undergo surgery to replace his right hip Tuesday and will be away from the sidelines indefinitely. Lakers officials declined to give a specific timetable for his return, but a team spokesman said Jackson would be back in time for the season opener Oct. 31 against Phoenix. Kurt Rambis, who is entering his ninth season as a Lakers assistant, will temporarily take charge.
HEALTH
April 2, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
IT'S not exactly how you want to spend your day off, but total shoulder replacement surgery beats knee and hip replacement hands down. A new report finds that shoulder replacement is no more dangerous than knee or hip replacement surgery. It also has half as many complications and is less expensive than the other two procedures.
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December 13, 2007 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
The NFL and the NFL Players Assn. on Wednesday unveiled new procedures that professional football believes will streamline the cumbersome system that retired players must navigate when they apply for medical disability benefits. The league also said that players vested in pro football's pension and disability plan would qualify for discounted prescription drugs.
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October 27, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two organizations that represent retired professional football players facing medical and financial hardships on Friday dismissed a $10-million NFL and NFL Players Assn. contribution to a retiree medical fund as "a public relations move." "If there are $100 million of medical care costs caused by playing in the NFL, don't the owners owe it to those employees injured?" asked former Cleveland Browns defensive back Bernie Parrish, who founded Retired Players for Justice.
NEWS
August 18, 2010
Women considering a knee replacement might naturally think that a prosthesis designed specifically for the female body would be a better fit than a unisex product, leading to more favorable results,  higher satisfaction  and, overall,   the most of what a new knee has to offer. That's not necessarily so. Researchers studied 85 women who had knee-replacement surgery in both legs. Such double surgeries were probably far from pleasant for study participants, but undeniably useful from a research prospective -- because all of the women received a standard prosthesis in one knee and a gender-specific prosthesis in the other knee.
HEALTH
February 25, 2002 | JONATHAN FIELDING and VALERIE ULENE
Imagine having so much arthritic pain in your knees that you can't walk up or down a flight of stairs or even drive a car. Or so much pain in your hip that you rarely leave your home, even to walk in the yard. Now imagine the effect a new knee or a new hip would have on your life. Such pain is the result of cartilage damage in the joints, and though seen more frequently in older people, it's a problem faced by individuals of all ages.
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August 30, 1985 | JAYNE KAMIN, Kamin is a Times photographer. and
In my seven-year career as a newspaper photographer, I've had the opportunity to see many things from better than front row seats. I've been on the sidelines for Super Bowls, World Series and the Olympics. I've photographed the Academy Awards and Space Shuttle landings. All of these events interested me, but some of my most exciting moments came in the relative quiet of operating rooms where I've photographed orthopedic joint replacement surgeries.
NEWS
July 27, 2010
Hip and knee replacement surgery is supposed to alleviate pain and allow people to move better and lead a more active lifestyle. A new study published recently in the journal Orthopedics shows that could be the case, because weight loss may be one side effect of getting new knees and hips. Researchers looked at pre- and post-surgery weight in 196 randomly selected patients who had hip or knee replacement surgery from 2005 to 2007 due to osteoarthritis. Their body mass index was noted before surgery, and patients were followed for an average 20 months.
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December 11, 2007 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Retired football players who are struggling with medical and financial setbacks received welcome news Monday when the NFL and its players' union promised financial and medical assistance for those in need of costly joint-replacement surgery and recuperative care. Word of the new program came on the eve of a morning news conference in Minneapolis, during which an unknown number of current NFL players will announce that they are going to donate all or part of their Dec.
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