The demand for total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is expected to outpace the orthopedic workforce, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hip replacement surgery (hip arthroplasty) involves removing a damaged or diseased hip joint and replacing it with an artificial implant. This may be made from plastic, metal, and ceramic parts.
For patients with symptomatic, radiographic, moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis of the hip or knee, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) should not be delayed in order to pursue additional nonoperative treatments, according to a clinical practice guideline issued by the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
All patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have improvement in outcomes; however, patients aged 75 years and older (late elders) achieve better pain relief and improved quality of life compared with younger patients (younger than 55 years), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.
Patients with low sodium levels before or after total knee or hip arthroplasty are more likely to experience complications and other adverse outcomes, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
A continuous passive motion (CPM) machine is a motorized device that gently moves a joint through a set range of motion. It is sometimes used after knee replacement surgery to prevent scar tissue development, reduce stiffness, and restore normal function.
Orthopedic supply companies have begun to market directly to consumers. Their advertisements might make you believe their knee replacement implant is "the best" and worthy of considering above all others.
While a majority of patients experience marked improvement in pain after KR, approximately 20-30 percent of patients continue to experience knee pain post-KR, but why this pain continues to persist is not well-understood.
Preventing weight gain from early adulthood could reduce knee replacements in Australian adults by almost 30% and save the health system $373 million per year, new research has found.
Hip replacement surgery is considered safe and effective by scientists and surgeons, with data suggesting patients are actually less likely to die soon after surgery than the general population.