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
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
Mark Moeller’s Total Knee Replacement Video Montage from the Hospital Day 1 thru Day 4
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
Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Compares Favorably to Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Same Patient 2009
There are several surgical management options for medial knee arthritis, and it is often difficult to decide whether a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is appropriate. Few studies … Read the Rest
Dr. Palmer Interview
Dr. Shawn W. Palmer
Midwest Bone & Joint
2350 Royal Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123
Ph: (847) 931-5300
Dr. Shawn W. Palmer is a board certified orthopedic surgeon.
In addition, he completed a year of highly specialized
fellowship training in complex reconstructive joint … 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.
July 15, 2015
Outcomes comparable for in-person and in-home telerehabilitation following total knee replacement surgery
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Patients who received rehabilitation instructions via video teleconference, or “telerehabilitation,” following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery had comparable outcomes to patients who received in-person physical therapy, according to a study appearing in … Read the Rest
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
Dr. Paul Siffri talks about what to expect after a total knee surgery.
http://www.steadmanhawkinscc.com… 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