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Information for the travel physical therapist on the reduced risk of mortality in hip and knee replacement patients from Aureus Medical, a leader in healthcare staffing

Omaha, NE, (January 23, 2014) - Over time, individuals may experience a deterioration of the joints that leads to the need for a hip or knee replacement. Aureus Medical Group, a nationally known healthcare staffing agency including travel therapy jobs, shares information on new research finding that the risk of mortality with THR/TKR is becoming a less likely possibility.

As a travel therapy professional, you may work with patients who have had such a procedure due to a sports-related or other injury. In the past, undergoing a total hip or knee replacement came with some serious risks. While it's not uncommon for surgeries to have a list of possible negative side effects, those undergoing THR/TKR were at risk of death.

Study findings
A group of Dutch researchers wanted to see if new surgical and therapy techniques had any effect on the results of THR and TKR, and their findings were published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.  By way of a nationwide Danish cohort study, 71,812 patients who had undergone a total hip replacement and an additional 40,642 individuals who received total knee replacements were included in the investigation. Each of the procedures occurred between 1989 and 2007, a time when a great deal of new advancements in medicine were made. Researchers paid specific attention to the causes of any instances of mortality among the patients.

Read full article for more on the reduced risk of mortality in hip and knee replacement patients.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.