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 (tibia) at the knee joint. During a total knee replacement, … 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 all over very quickly and you will soon be home … 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 hip or knee replacement. Researchers also determined that patients’ success … 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 and restoring function.1,2 A significant number of patients with … 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 knees (80.4%) experienced an increase in limb length after surgery, … 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 that the two-stage technique gives us good delivery of antibiotics, … 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 Society.
“Collectively, these results suggest that, when assessed from that … 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 as we go to younger, more active patients [who need … Read the Rest
As my own hairline goes the way of the buffalo and my beltline gradually expands, I take comfort in knowing that as I approach my fifties I have plenty of company – particularly on the golf course. Studies show that there are about six million U.S. golfers over the age of fifty.
Unfortunately, older players can … 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 past fifteen years or so and the results patients are … Read the Rest