Patients who underwent outpatient TKA had a slightly higher incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis, however results showed no differences in terms of cardiac and cerebrovascular events, acute renal failure and pulmonary events between the two groups, he said…
…While [outpatient TKA is] effective in places that have good experience and established protocols, these small differences may reflect trends from centers that have less experience with it, places where they do not do outpatient total joint [replacement] as frequently or do not have as streamlined or well-designed follow-up processes or rehabilitation protocols.… Read the rest
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, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem. Depending on the condition … Read the rest
Barry J. Waldman MD, Esther A. Schaftel CRNP www.totaljointjoint.com
Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of knee arthritis in the United States. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, estimates that between 2006 and 2030, the number of knee implants performed in the United States will increase from 300,000 a year to nearly 3.5 million. Even more concerning, the average age of knee implant patients gets younger each year1. It is not unusual for patients as young as 40 to experience severe knee arthritis and require knee implant surgery. Women account for about 60% of patients who need a knee … Read the rest
Mark Moeller’s Total Knee Replacement Video Montage from the Hospital Day 1 thru Day 4
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 and enjoying pain free knees ! My surgery was performed at the Horder Center Crowborough Sussex UK they specialise in joint replacement and in my opinion could not perform any better,its first class service from surgery to the meals department … Read the rest
Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Compares Favorably to Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Same Patient 2009
There are several surgical management options for medial knee arthritis, and it is often difficult to decide whether a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is appropriate. Few studies have compared UKAs and TKAs in the same patient. We identified 23 patients with osteoarthritis who had a TKA on one side and a UKA on the other…
…We found little or no difference in outcomes between the 2 procedures, except for an improved range of motion with the … Read the rest
Dr. Palmer Interview
Dr. Shawn W. Palmer
Midwest Bone & Joint
2350 Royal Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123
Ph: (847) 931-5300
Dr. Shawn W. Palmer is a board certified orthopedic surgeon.
In addition, he completed a year of highly specialized
fellowship training in complex reconstructive joint surgery
at the world-renowned University of Chicago Bone and Joint
His experience as an expert in the field of joint
replacement surgery covers all aspects of the surgical care
of patients with joint pain and disorders. He serves as a
consultant to the biomedical industry, is an invited… Read the rest
Finnish researchers in 2012 found the incidence of partial and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) rose among a Finnish population of 30 year to 59 year olds, especially among women aged 50 years to 59 years, according a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism.
The findings indicate a 130-fold increase in incidence of TKA from 1980 to 2006 for those between the ages of 30 years to 59 years old, according to an Arthritis & Rheumatism press release…… Read the rest
March 26, 2015 – Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement
While still relatively rare, men face higher rates of complications and need for revision surgery.
LAS VEGAS – While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The findings contradict the theory that TJR is underutilized in female patients because they have worse outcomes then men.… Read the rest