March 6, 2016 Decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery has been linked with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer complications and a reduced need for post-surgical opioids, according to two new studies.
They found nearly 59 percent of the patients (49,617) did not use … Read the Rest
ORLANDO, Fla.March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Injections received in the months prior to total knee (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) surgery may increase the risk for infection and related complications, according to two studies – among the largest conducted on this topic – presented at … Read the Rest
March 1, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla
All-polyethylene fixed-bearing, modular metal-backed fixed-bearing and mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasties showed similar durability, range of motion and function at 10-year follow-up, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, here by Matthew P. Abdel, MD.
Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Compares Favorably to Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Same Patient 2009
There are several surgical management options for medial knee arthritis, and it is often difficult to decide whether a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is appropriate. Few studies … Read the Rest
Researchers found that delirium alone contributes significantly to adverse outcomes after surgery …
…The prospective cohort study included 566 participants aged older than 70 years..
…Forty-seven patients (8.3%) developed major complications and 135 (23.9%) developed delirium…
…The researchers suggest managing delirium and major postoperative complications … Read the Rest
Young age and male gender cited as risk factors for in-hospital SSI after THA, TKA
Orthopedics Today, September 2012 Read Study Here
A recently presented study identified age, gender and racial minority status as risk factors for perioperative surgical site infection following total hip and knee arthroplasty.
“Our regression model … Read the Rest
March 22, 2013 (CHICAGO) – Research from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson University Hospital has shown aspirin to be just as effective in preventing clots, specifically pulmonary emboli (PE), life-threatening blood clots that can develop in the arteries of the lungs following joint replacement surgery. Their abstract will be presented … Read the Rest
There is disagreement about whether so-called minimally invasive approaches result in faster recovery following total knee arthroplasty. It is also unknown whether patients are exposed to excess risk during the surgeon’s learning curve…
…A quadriceps-sparing minimally invasive approach seems to facilitate recovery, but a substantial learning curve … Read the Rest
Jacobs WCH, Anderson PG, Limbeek J, Wymenga AAB 2008
Which type of knee implant is better in Total Knee Replacement surgery for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the knee: mobile or fixed bearing?
To answer this question, scientists analysed 2 studies that tested over 150 people with … Read the Rest
LAHAINA, Hawaii 2008 – Performing total knee arthroplasty using custom-fit femoral and tibial cutting guides can be effective for restoring natural alignment and motion to a valgus knee, said one surgeon, Stephen M. Howell.
This custom-fit total knee arthroplasty (TKA) approach is also effective at … Read the Rest