Having one knee replaced is a significant medical procedure, but imagine having both knees replaced at the same time. This is exactly what Mike Gabeline of Yarmouth had done at Henry County Health Center with Joseph Tansey, M.D., HCHC’s board certified orthopedic
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
More than 100 million Americans are affected by knee pain. Gabrielle Reece, one of the greatest women beach volleyball players of all-time, is one of them.
The model, actress, writer, sports announcer and fitness expert – who is a spokesperson for Pacira Pharmaceuticals – … Read the Rest
Recently published data showed that aspirin use as prophylaxis during revision total joint arthroplasty was more effective than warfarin in preventing symptomatic venous thromboembolic events and was associated with lower complications…
Orthopedic surgeons perform almost 700,000 knee replacements in the United States each year. The procedure has a high success rate, alleviating pain and restoring an active lifestyle. It’s fairly common for patients to have arthritis in both knees, and they often decide to have both of them replaced. The dilemma … Read the Rest
Dr. Kirschenbaum is an Orthopedic Surgeon who recently had a total knee replacement. He has a journal/blog that follows his complete story with videos. Very interesting reading for a perspective knee replacement patient.
…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
…After a year of wrangling between the federal government and hospital leaders nationwide, a new rule took effect April 1 that retools Medicare payments for hip and knee replacements…
…Collier County is one of 67 regions nationwide where the new rule applies…
…Patients with medical conditions … Read the Rest
A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee is a hinge joint which provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thigh bone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg … Read the Rest
Published on Feb 25, 2015 This animation answers some of the common questions surrounding knee replacement surgery.
Barry J. Waldman MD, Esther A. Schaftel CRNP www.totaljointjoint.com
Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of knee arthritis in the United States. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, estimates that between 2006 and 2030, the number of knee implants performed in the United States will increase from 300,000 a year to … Read the Rest