In 1947, Shiers, a British Orthopaedic Surgeon, developed the first true knee joint replacement, which was a simple hinge joint, pivoting around a central pin. From this early design, other types of knee prostheses evolved, but they all functioned in much the same way as a basic hinge joint, with … Read the Rest
New Total Knee Replacements Specially Designed for Female Anatomy
By Lou Serpe
Recently, two major orthopaedic implant manufacturers, (Stryker Corp. and Zimmer Holdings Inc.) announced the availability of total knee replacement implants specifically designed for women. We all know that men and women are different, but how does … Read the Rest
January 24, 2013
(CHICAGO) – Rush University Medical Center is conducting the nation’s first clinical study of an innovative stem cell drug, Cartistem, to repair knee cartilage damaged by aging, trauma or degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis.
Cartistem is manufactured from mesenchymal stem cells derived from allogeneic (donor) umbilical cord … Read the Rest
The Birmingham Knee Replacement (BKR) is a new knee replacement, enabling patients to be highly active following surgery. Colin from Derby had a right BKR at the BMI Edgbaston Hospital with Mr. McMinn in April 2010. During surgery, Mr. McMinn was able to address Colin’s badly bowed leg and straighten … Read the Rest
02/26/2009 Las Vegas, NV
Octogenarians: Not Too Old for Joint Replacement
New study finds total knee replacement surgery can offer significant benefits to patients in their 80s
Knee replacement surgery can improve the quality of life even for very elderly patients, according to a study presented today at the 2009 … Read the Rest
A new study funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases suggests a positive relationship between surgeons and hospitals performing a high volume of total knee replacements (TKR) and the outcomes for these interventions. The study found that patients of surgeons … Read the Rest
By Nilesh Patil, MS(Orth); Hemant Wakankar, MS, FRCS, Mch(Orth), FRCS(Orth)
ORTHOPEDICS 2008; 31:780
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective treatment for end-stage arthritis of the knee. Published studies in the literature have consistently reported TKA as an efficacious and cost-effective means of alleviating pain … Read the Rest
Freehold, NJ, January 24, 2008 –(PR.com)– Late in 2007, Dr Michael Greller and Dr Alan Nasar, orthopedic surgeons from the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, New Jersey, performed a fully cementless, minimally invasive total knee replacement using trabecular metal technology. It was a “first” in the history … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – Knee and limb mechanical axis alignment measurements made using radiographs were found to be inaccurate when compared to measurements obtained intraoperatively using computer-assisted navigation, according to results of a study presented here.
“From my point of view, navigation seems to be a valuable tool for … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – Patients typically experience an increase in limb length after undergoing total knee arthroplasty, according to a study presented here…
…Jason E. Lang, MD, and colleagues investigated changes in limb length occurring after TKA performed in 102 knees of 98 patients…
…Overall, 82 of the 102 … Read the Rest
A two-stage treatment protocol and intravenous antibiotics may help surgeons effectively manage infections after total knee arthroplasty, according to a Texas surgeon.
Richard E. Jones, MD, said during his presentation at the 9th Annual Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring Meeting, “All in all, we can say … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – Although obese patients have an increased risk of complications, they derive the same subjective functional outcomes from total knee arthroplasty as patients of normal body mass index, according to a study presented here at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2008 – When it is time to replace a knee, a hybrid implant appears to have better longevity than conventional, totally cemented versions, according to a report at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 75th Annual Meeting.
“Reducing revision rate is a key goal … Read the Rest
Recently, the FDA has approved the use of robotic guidance systems to assist your surgeon with removing and resurfacing only the arthritic part of a knee without sacrificing your entire knee … Read the Rest