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
July 9, 2015
Model supports quality and care improvements for patient’s transition from surgery to recovery
Hip and knee replacements are some of the most common surgeries that Medicare beneficiaries receive. In 2013, there were more than 400,000 inpatient primary procedures, costing more than $7 billion for hospitalization alone. While … Read the Rest
Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Results in Better Outcomes and is Cost-Effective Compared to Total Knee Replacement, Study Suggests
Partial knee replacements are economically superior to total knee replacements in older adults, and with a few small improvements, can be an attractive option for younger patients as … Read the Rest
Finnish researchers in 2012 found the incidence of partial and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) rose among a Finnish population of 30 year to 59 year olds, especially among women aged 50 years to 59 years, according a study published in Arthritis & … Read the Rest
March 26, 2015 – Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement
While still relatively rare, men face higher rates of complications and need for revision surgery.
June 04, 2014
Increase in number of total knee replacement surgeries, especially in younger adults, linked to obesity.
Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years.
July 20, 2015
How Effective is Total Knee Replacement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Studies that have assessed the effects of total knee replacement on quality of life are scarce and have been almost exclusively limited to patients with osteoarthritis, even though rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis … Read the Rest