The most difficult obstacle to resolving knee pain and receiving a knee replacement is finding good, unbiased information. The purpose of The Total Knee Replacement Website is to help patients better understand their treatment options. Doctors sometimes tend to be too busy to take time to explain things in depth and clearly. Sometimes there are other alternatives which some doctors don’t believe in or don’t know about, yet could be the perfect solution to your problem. The goal of The Total Knee Replacement Website is to helping the perspective patient understand total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and knee treatments.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD Performs a Mako Robotic Total Knee Replacement Surgery & Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery on same-day at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Patient’s story 5 weeks post-op. Here’s a transcription of the video for you to read:
Joe: My name is Joe. I’m a patient of Dr. Buechel. I’m five weeks post-surgery from a full and partial knee replacement on the same day. Yesterday was a pretty bad day in the city with the weather. I ended up taking the subway. So I walked 57 steps up to the subway and there were about 110 steps up. I did all those steps, walked about three blocks to my appointment, and did the same thing going home. So I did a lot of steps. And that was a true story.
Dr. Buechel: So Joe was a really great guy in his 50s who came to me with painful knees.… Read the rest
Roseanne was apprehensive to undergo knee replacement surgery. Her biggest priorities were to find a minimally invasive procedure, and to minimize scarring post-surgery. Dr. Parcells was able to meet both those very important priorities. Click play to hear the rest of Roseann’s story. Visit www.seaviewortho.com
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News Release University of Bristol
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those with chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes, liver disease, and a higher body mass index are at increased risk of having the joint replacement redone (known as revision) due to infection.
The research, which follows their work on hip replacement published last year [20 November 2018], also showed that some patients are at higher risk of early infection whilst others are more prone to late infection after knee replacement. The study analysed data from over 670,000 primary hip replacement patients, with 3,659 requiring revision for infection.
The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases today [Wednesday 17 April], conducted as part of the INFORM research programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), considered the risk of infection following first-time (primary) knee replacement.… Read the rest
By Rewat Laxman Submitted On April 25, 2018
Arthroscopic ACL surgical treatment is done to repair a partially or completely torn anterior cruciate ligament(ACL). ACL wounds account for about 40% of all sporting injuries and can lead to long-term pain and instability. There are two types of ACL knee surgery commonly performed depending on the severity of the damage, ACL repair surgery or an ACL reconstruction.
In most cases, ACL knee surgery is performed arthroscopically these days. Through Small holes, a special camera and Surgical tools are inserted into the knee in this Arthroscopic surgical process.
It is usually referred to as “keyhole surgery”. The big advantage is that the surgeon can assess the joint and repair any injuries without fully opening the joint. This speeds up recovery due to less trauma to the knee.
What Is An ACL Injury?
Arthroscopic ACL surgery is recommended when there is significant damage to the ACL.
By Terry Abrams Submitted On May 31, 2017
Tearing your ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) can be a traumatic episode or a slow degeneration over time. Either way, there are only two reasonable choices: get an ACL repair surgery or just do Physical Therapy rehab exercises to try to stabilize the injured knee. It’s difficult to have a completely stabilized knee with a full ACL tear, because of what the ACL does within the knee joint.
The ACL is one of four major ligaments in the knee joint. The other three are the MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament), the LCL (Lateral Collateral Ligament), and the PCL (Posterior Collateral Ligament). The ACL is a strong ligament that prevents anterior translation of the tibia on the femur. In other words, when you squat or bend your knee in a closed-chain position (foot on the ground), the ACL prevents or limits the lower leg from moving forward.
News provided by Smith & Nephew Nov 16, 2018MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, presented a number of compelling clinical outcomes around its flagship JOURNEY II BCS knee earlier this month at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). The announcement follows more than a dozen publications during the past year from various authors around the globe.1-14
In one of the largest multi-center retrospective patient cohorts ever studied, new clinical evidence represented excellent mid-term survivorship results on 2,059 patients with JOURNEY II BCS implants including:
- About 1% of patients required major revision out to 6 years.15
- No major or minor revision of any patient four years or more post-op.15
- Five year revision rate that was reported as 3.6% compared to 4.1% for the cemented posterior stabilized (PS) class in the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR).
Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility?
Increasingly, the answer appears to be home if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone doesn’t have serious conditions that could lead to complications.
This trend is likely to accelerate as evidence mounts that recuperating at home is a safe alternative and as hospitals alter medical practices in response to changing Medicare policies.
The newest data comes from a March study in JAMA Internal Medicine of 17 million Medicare hospitalizations of people from 2010 to 2016. All the patients were older adults and went home or to a skilled nursing facility after a medical procedure or a serious illness. Knee and hip replacements were the most common reason for these hospitalizations.
People who were sent home with home health care services demonstrated the same level of functional improvement as those who went to a skilled nursing facility (assessments examined their ability to walk and get up and down stairs, among other activities), the study found.… Read the rest