Patients who received fast-track rehabilitation after total hip replacement experienced shorter hospital stays and better functional outcomes compared with patients who had conventional rehabilitation, according to results.
Total hip and knee replacement surgeries are among the most commonly performed operations in the U.S., with an estimated 1 million of these procedures performed each year. Demand for these surgeries also has been rising globally.
Joint replacement in patients with inflammatory arthritis is often beset with pitfalls like disease flares and infectious complications, and up until recently, the emergence new treatments were rendering the current guidelines outdated. That all changed in February, when the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) updated their “Guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty.”
People with severe obesity and knee osteoarthritis are advised to attempt weight loss before total knee arthroplasty (TKA) as it could reduce complications of joint surgery, according to a study published online April 14 in JAMA Network Open.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Early outcomes similar for cementless, cemented fixation TKR
Hospital length of stay, complications, hospital readmission within 90 days, and revision surgery at two years do not differ for cementless total knee replacement (CT-TKR) versus cemented fixation (CEM) TKR, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 22 to 26 in Chicago.
Knee replacement surgery is increasingly common among people over 80 sidelined with knee pain, and the procedure isn't as hazardous for them as often assumed. That's the main message from a new study of more than 1.7 million seniors who underwent knee replacement surgery.
There are few better returns on investment than a total joint replacement. While these operations don’t necessarily save lives, they certainly retain the quality of life my generation values above all.
Many older adults have concerns about scheduling elective surgery, according to the results of the latest University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.
What are effective strategies for treating a patient with recurrent prosthetic joint infections (PJI)? Is, for example, chronic antibiotic suppression a solid treatment option in total joint arthroplasty? This is what a team of researchers from Illinois sought to determine. Their study, “Predictors of Success with Chronic Antibiotic Suppression for Prosthetic Joint Infections,” appears in the February 7, 2022 edition of The Journal of Arthroplasty.
Younger individuals have greater need for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and are as willing to undergo surgery as older individuals, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.