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
LAS VEGAS, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — By employing a customized, more holistic approach to total knee replacement, a new outpatient program from Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) is finding success in addressing emerging challenges faced by hospitals, physicians and patients considering the procedure.
The new Z23… Read the Rest
Results from the 2014 British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) meeting highlight excellent patient satisfaction, normal feel and neutral alignment critical to long-term survivorship.
Bedford, Mass. – August 3, 2015 – ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) announced today results from six clinical studies presented at the 2015 Pan Pacific International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR). In an ongoing, blinded, US multicenter study, the investigators reported that patients with customized ConforMIS iTotal CR knee replacements were … Read the Rest
Dr. Paul Siffri talks about what to expect after a total knee surgery.
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Why do I still have pain after a knee replacement? Dr. Luks explains the reasons! A knee replacement in a BIG procedure and you need to be ready to invest a lot of time, and be ready to expend a lot of emotional,physical and psychological efforts as well! Most will … Read the Rest
Learn more at http://bit.ly/uZWvwH. Dr. Peter Callander of CPMC San Francisco explains minimally invasive knee replacement options including total or partial knee replacement. The Joint Replacement Center is a leading center in the San Francisco Bay Area for all types of knee surgeries – total knee replacements, partial knee … Read the Rest