The use of dual mobility acetabular cups in total hip replacement reduces dislocation rates in hip dysplasia patients
Total hip replacement arthroplasty (THA) in hip dysplasia patients has a higher dislocation rate than in patients with simple hip osteoarthritis due to anatomical deformation. Therefore, to reduce postoperative THA dislocation is the challenge for arthroplasty surgeons.
For patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), treatment with diosmin—a flavonoid supplement derived from citrus fruits—reduced swelling of the knee and leg and some measures of associated pain can be achieved, reports a clinical trial in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
People used to have to spend a night in the hospital following a knee replacement, but improvements in technology, surgery and pain management have made it possible to undergo the procedure in the morning and be back home by the evening
No one ever wants a second surgery to fix something that should have been taken care of the first time. Unfortunately, not all procedures go as planned, and nothing lasts forever, including the metal and plastic parts used in a hip, knee, or shoulder replacement surgery.
Joint replacements are generally very successful, allowing most people who have them to return to active lives free of chronic pain. But while artificial joints are designed to last a long time, they won’t last forever. This means that if you’re a young, active person considering a hip or knee replacement, there’s a possibility that you’ll need to have the same joint replaced more than once. Just how long does a knee replacement last? And how many knee replacements can you have in a lifetime?
Patients who do not attend appointments have increased postoperative complication risk vs. patients who always attend.
More is not better: Trial finds giving more antibiotics to prevent joint replacement infections doesn't help
With the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria, experts have debated whether adding a second antibiotic, vancomycin, would be better to prevent more infection. Now a clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by Monash University researchers, in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons and infectious diseases doctors, has found that the addition of vancomycin did not protect against infection and may have led to more infections and more adverse reactions for the patients.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans living with knee osteoarthritis (the wear-and-tear form of arthritis), it’s important to find a supportive pair of shoes.
Results published in the Journal of Arthroplasty showed preoperative opioid use was associated with chronic opioid use after total hip arthroplasty, while surgical approach did not affect long-term opioid use.
Among women, those who drank more alcohol were more likely to undergo total hip replacement, in a dose-dependent manner, due to osteoarthritis.