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
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
A new study funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases suggests a positive relationship between surgeons and hospitals performing a high volume of total knee replacements (TKR) and the outcomes for these interventions. The study found that patients of surgeons … Read the Rest
Freehold, NJ, January 24, 2008 –(PR.com)– Late in 2007, Dr Michael Greller and Dr Alan Nasar, orthopedic surgeons from the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, New Jersey, performed a fully cementless, minimally invasive total knee replacement using trabecular metal technology. It was a “first” in the history … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – Patients typically experience an increase in limb length after undergoing total knee arthroplasty, according to a study presented here…
…Jason E. Lang, MD, and colleagues investigated changes in limb length occurring after TKA performed in 102 knees of 98 patients…
…Overall, 82 of the 102 … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2008 – When it is time to replace a knee, a hybrid implant appears to have better longevity than conventional, totally cemented versions, according to a report at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 75th Annual Meeting.
“Reducing revision rate is a key goal … Read the Rest
By Robert Ryles
A knee replacement operation is common today. Many people have undergone this operation to help improve the quality of their lives when it has been blighted by pain and disability from a knee damaged by arthritis or injury.
Knee replacement has become much more common over the … Read the Rest
DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My arthritic knee is killing me most of the time and my family doctor thinks it may be time for a new one. I understand there’s a new total knee replacement procedure that provides a much faster recovery. What can you tell me about this? – Suffering … Read the Rest
By Nathan Wei
When your knee hurts, getting relief is all that’s on your mind. Getting the right relief, though, depends on knowing what’s wrong. The correct diagnosis will lead to the correct treatment.
Know Your Knee!… Read the Rest