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
Apr 14, 2012 Just showing how good I am after 3 days,there are no problems,the pain is very low and I should be back to normal in a few weeks. I hope my little videos are of some encouragement if you are having a TKR. Its natural to feel anxious,its … Read the Rest
(New York, NY. March 14, 2014) While many overweight patients intend to lose weight after joint replacement, a study by Dr. Geoffrey Westrich at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that although some patients are able to accomplish this goal, equal numbers of patients actually gain weight after … Read the Rest
By Nilesh Patil, MS(Orth); Hemant Wakankar, MS, FRCS, Mch(Orth), FRCS(Orth)
ORTHOPEDICS 2008; 31:780
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective treatment for end-stage arthritis of the knee. Published studies in the literature have consistently reported TKA as an efficacious and cost-effective means of alleviating pain … 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
A two-stage treatment protocol and intravenous antibiotics may help surgeons effectively manage infections after total knee arthroplasty, according to a Texas surgeon.
Richard E. Jones, MD, said during his presentation at the 9th Annual Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring Meeting, “All in all, we can say … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – Although obese patients have an increased risk of complications, they derive the same subjective functional outcomes from total knee arthroplasty as patients of normal body mass index, according to a study presented here at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research … 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