May 18, 2017 – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Patients who had higher pain catastrophizing, the degree of an exaggerated, negative response to pain, were more likely to take opioids for pain relief, a team of investigators found. They found that patients who used … Read the Rest
…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR … Read the Rest
…Results of a prospective randomized study of polyethylene used in total knee arthroplasty revealed no differences in survivorship at the 5-year follow-up based on the type of polyethylene used…
…Abdel and colleagues studied 515 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the all-cemented, posterior-stabilized, fixed-bearing Stryker … Read the Rest
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