At 2-year follow-up, UKA provides similar improvement in patient-reported outcomes, function, and performance as compared to TKA when performed in patients with early arthritis. However, UKA patients have shorter hospital stay and fewer complications.
…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR or TKR. Of these, 138 patients lived alone and 631 lived with other people. In both groups, patients age 75 and older were well represented. The patients who lived alone were more likely to stay an additional night in the hospital prior to discharge and utilize more home health services, especially older patients. Limited support without weekly visits was reported by 37.2 percent of patients living alone, although nearly 80 percent had a friend or relative living within 15 miles who could provide help if needed…
…There was no increase in complications or unplanned clinical events for patients living alone compared to those living with other people (10.9… Read the rest
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…Results of a prospective randomized study of polyethylene used in total knee arthroplasty revealed no differences in survivorship at the 5-year follow-up based on the type of polyethylene used…
…Abdel and colleagues studied 515 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the all-cemented, posterior-stabilized, fixed-bearing Stryker Triathlon Total Knee System with patellar resurfacing…
CHENNAI: More women undergo total knee replacement procedure than men…
…The Indian Joint Registry (IJR), launched as a pilot project in 2007 has over 1,18,854 procedures documented till date. “So far data findings show that 70 per cent of women had underwent total knee replacement surgery and all in the age group of 60 to 65.
March 6, 2016 Decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery has been linked with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer complications and a reduced need for post-surgical opioids, according to two new studies.
They found nearly 59 percent of the patients (49,617) did not use opioids prior to surgery, while 41.4 percent did. The top three prescribed opioids were hydrocodone/acetaminophen, oxycodone/acetaminophen, and oxycodone.
In opioid users, the study showed that a 50 percent or greater preoperative reduction of opioid use leads to better patient outcomes,” said lead author Kevin Bozic from the University of Texas at Austin.
“We recommend that chronic opioid users who are considering hip or knee replacement work with their primary care physician or pain management team to reduce their use of opioids prior to considering elective surgery,” Bozic said.
ORLANDO, Fla.March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Injections received in the months prior to total knee (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) surgery may increase the risk for infection and related complications, according to two studies – among the largest conducted on this topic – presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)…
…but these drugs also suppress the body’s immune system. Patients with suppressed immune systems have higher risks of severe, post-operative infections that are difficult to control, and can result in additional surgery, prolonged antibiotic use, and even death…
…researchers identified 83,684 patients in the Humana, Inc. database who underwent TKR for the first time (mean age 65-69) between 2007 and 2014.
March 1, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla
All-polyethylene fixed-bearing, modular metal-backed fixed-bearing and mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasties showed similar durability, range of motion and function at 10-year follow-up, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, here by Matthew P. Abdel, MD.
Patients younger than 60 years who underwent medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with a mobile bearing prosthesis returned to activities with most achieving a high level of activity…
Patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty with a fixed bearing component experienced better implant survival with respect to revision for any reason and a lower number of manipulations than patients who had a mobile bearing procedure, according to study results.