Two Patient Reported Outcomes that surgeons use to assess the success of arthroplasty are the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index and the Oxford Knee Score.
Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks.
Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain?
The University of Queensland School of Psychology's Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.
"Chronic pain is implicated in an estimated 20 per cent of suicides in Australia, and is experienced by millions nation-wide," Dr Day said.
Consuming more dairy products may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA) in men, according to a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology.
Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis.
Although investigators found improvements for function and pain, they discovered no significant change in weight after obese patients underwent transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
Depression linked with worse subjective outcomes after epidural steroid injection for spinal pathology
Investigators found that after lumbar epidural steroid injection for degenerative spine disease, patients with depression had worse absolute scores for patient-reported outcomes and higher disability compared with patients who were not depressed.