Orthopedics

  • After hip-replacement surgery, medication use decreases

    A new study, published November 15, in the journal Pain provides information on the trajectories of prescription drug use before and after hip-replacement surgery—total hip arthroplasty (THA), one of the most common types of joint replacement surgery. Hip- replacement surgery is commonly

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  • Study: Simultaneous bilateral TKA yielded higher complication rates vs unilateral TKA

    Compared with unilateral total knee arthroplasty, patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty experienced an increased risk of overall complications, according to study results. Source: Healio Read more

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  • Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons

    During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior …

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  • Activity could help keep knees lubricated

    Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease …

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  • The Learning Curve for the Direct Anterior Approach

    Few joint replacement surgeons were exposed to the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty during their residency and fellowship ...

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  • The Changing Landscape of Joint Replacement

    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) recently sponsored a CME symposium, accredited by Marshall University, designed to help orthopaedic surgeons understand the steps involved in planning and implementing an outpatient joint replacement surgery program. Source: ICJR Read more

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  • UNMC study: knee replacement viable option for rheumatoid arthritis

    Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D., has for a long time listened to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) talking about improved quality of life after their total joint replacements. But until now, there’s been little information that actually measures how the surgery impacts …

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  • Meniscal Transplant in Patients under age 50

    Most patients younger than age 50 with a torn or severely damaged meniscus experienced reduced pain and improved knee function following transplant surgery, according to a study in the August 5 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery …

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  • Speaker: Total Joint Arthroplasty on Obese Patients

    Although performing total joint arthroplasty on obese patients can be technically challenging and presents complications, a presenter at the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Annual Spring Meeting highlighted that surgeons should not deny patients the procedure based solely on their …

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  • Orthopedics and Nutrition

    Being overweight can cause a number of health issues including damage to joints. Our joints are just not designed to carry large amounts of excess weight. In this video, Dr. Dan Albright,, an orthopedic surgeon from Raleigh, NC, discusses the

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