Music in Motion returns this year. This gala charity concert featuring internationally renowned performers raises funds for Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute and the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Healthy. Put Music in Motion in your calendar for October 6. More information to ...Continue Reading
ALERT: Routine Testing for Metal Ion Levels in Blood Not Recommended Currently for All Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing Patients
The Advisory Committee overseeing the Alberta HIP study does not currently recommend routine testing for metal ion levels in patients who have had a metal-on-metal hip resurfacing. The committee advises metal-on-metal hip resurfacing patients to contact their orthopaedic surgeon if they are experiencing problems in their resurfaced hip.
Alberta HIP is a long-term study, begun in 2004, comparing the safety and effectiveness of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing with conventional total hip replacement. Currently, more than 1,000 Albertans are participating. They will be followed for 10 years from their surgery date.
The health significance of elevated metal ions in the blood has not yet been determined.
ABJHI Mourns the Loss of Dr. Cy Frank
Cy Frank, surgeon, researcher, innovator, visionary, passed away suddenly on March 5. His was a life of continuous journey in pursuit of medical knowledge, health care innovation, and visionary public health policy. Cy’s unabashed passion and confident resoluteness inspired others to join him on his journey.
Watch a replay of the tribute to Dr. Cy Frank in Alberta’s legislative assembly on Thursday, March 26. Advance the replay slider to 1:13:40 in the day’s proceedings.
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Dynamic simulation modeling, long used in industrial operations to improve processes, is a tool whose time has come in the complex world of health care. Dr. Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Director of Health Technology Assessment, explains how dynamic simulation modeling can expose the upstream and ...Continue Reading
Patients and members of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) have collaborated to make recommendations for curbing diagnostic tests and treatments that may be overused or inappropriately ordered. The recommendations are made under Choosing Wisely Canada, a national campaign organized in ...Continue Reading
Alberta Health Services has published the 2015 edition of the patient guides for Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement as well as the guide for using Walking Aids after surgery. Share:Continue Reading
Patients and families can play a vital role in making health care safe. Alberta Health Services offers advice on how to partner with your providers in a way that makes you aware, informed and actively involved as a member of your health care team. The reward: enhanced safety. Download the ...Continue Reading
THE GLOBE AND MAIL EDITORIAL: If Alberta’s government wants to generate more value from its health care dollars, it can start with reducing unnecessary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). That’s the advice of Calgary orthopaedic surgeon Nick Mohtadi who says unnecessary knee and lower back ...Continue Reading
Learn about Alberta’s numerous successes in improving bone and joint health care and the decisive role ABJHI has played in these improvements. Download our brochure for The Story You Don’t HearContinue Reading
The lack of consistency in reporting patient outcomes and defining adverse events makes it difficult to compare the effectiveness and safety of the two most common hip replacement procedures: total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. Learn about the challenges of comparing the procedures and ...Continue Reading