When do you prefer using a partial knee surgery?
What device do you prefer for partial knee surgery and why?
What device do you prefer for total knee replacement and why?
What approach do you use and why?
How long do you feel it takes for the bone to be fully healed, grow into the prosthesis?… Read the Rest
My Arthritis is Killing Me – It Must be Springtime
By Nathan Wei
It turns out that patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have higher disease activity during the spring season relative to the fall season, based on subjective and objective disease measures.
To determine whether a seasonal fluctuation in disease severity exists among patients with rheumatoid arthritis … Read the Rest
This is the common perception of Knee Osteoarthritis in our country where Primary Hip Osteoarthritis is rare. However in the recent past, it has been realized that not only are the elderly at definite risk of Osteoarthritis but many more of the middle aged and even young. Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of joint disease … Read the Rest
I Have Arthritis in My Knee and My Doctor Told Me I Need a Knee Replacement – What Do I Do?
By Nathan Wei Updated 7/3/2015
People with arthritis will eventually need a total knee replacement if they fail the other more conservative measures. These treatments include medications (anti-inflammatory medicines and analgesics), physical therapy, topical agents (arthritis rubs), intraarticular glucocorticoid … Read the Rest
The Case for a Fixed-Bearing Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
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Douglas Naudie, M.D., FRCSC
Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario
…In summary, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty remains an excellent treatment alternative for osteoarthritis confined to the medial or lateral part of the knee joint. Fixed-bearing implants have been shown to provide good pain relief and restoration of function, … Read the Rest
Oxford medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in patients younger and older than 60 years of age
A. J. Price, DPhil, FRCS(Orth), Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant1; C. A. F. Dodd, FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon1; U. G. C. Svard, MD, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon2; and D. W. Murray, MD, FRCS(Orth), Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery1
One hundred forty Marmor cemented unicompartmental knee replacements were inserted in 103 patients between 1975 and 1982. Fifty-two patients were women and 51 were men. One hundred twenty-five were medial compartment knee replacements and 15 were lateral knee replacements. At minimum 15 year followup 34 patients with 48 knee replacements were living…… Read the Rest
Long-term Clinical Results of the Medial Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.
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Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 435:171-180, June 2005.
Price, A J DPHIL, FRCS (ORTH); Waite, J C FRCS (ORTH); Svard, U MD
The medial Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty uses a fully congruent mobile bearing, varying in thickness from 3.5-11.5 mm. Impressive clinical and survival results have … Read the Rest
New Total Knee Replacements Specially Designed for Female Anatomy
By Lou Serpe
Recently, two major orthopaedic implant manufacturers, (Stryker Corp. and Zimmer Holdings Inc.) announced the availability of total knee replacement implants specifically designed for women. We all know that men and women are different, but how does this relate to knee implants?… Read the Rest
By Dr. Timothy Brox
The study presented at the AAOS 2008 meeting suggests that the regular implants don’t produce worse outcomes for women after all. It examined records from almost 21,000 people – more than 13,000 women and over 7,000 men, both about 68 years old on average.
After surgery, the two genders’ range of motion, pain scores, and rate … Read the Rest
In 1947, Shiers, a British Orthopaedic Surgeon, developed the first true knee joint replacement, which was a simple hinge joint, pivoting around a central pin. From this early design, other types of knee prostheses evolved, but they all functioned in much the same way as a basic hinge joint, with no attempt made to replicate the complex motion of a … Read the Rest