Pain After Total Knee Replacement Surgery? This Treatment Could Help
As many as 3 in 10 people who have total knee placement surgery still have pain months after the procedure. Researchers say a post-surgery treatment known as C-RFA may help relieve some discomfort. The treatment involves inserting a needle around the knee that targets specific nerve locations.
Use of technology assistance rising for total knee arthroplasties
Use of technology-assisted elective total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) increased from 2010 to 2018 and is associated with reduced odds of short-term complications, according to a study published in the October issue of Arthroplasty Today.
Dual mobility components may be justified for high-risk THA patients
Proven to decrease dislocation rates, dual mobility components may be justified in high-risk total hip arthroplasty patients independent of surgical approach.
Cooled RFA relieves pain after knee replacement
A minimally invasive ablation procedure offers long-term relief for patients who experience chronic and debilitating pain after knee replacement surgery, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
One-Third of Americans With Arthritis Get No Exercise
Many American arthritis sufferers aren't getting any exercise despite its benefits for reducing pain and improving their quality of life, new research shows.
For knee replacement patients, physical therapy reduces risk of chronic opioid use
In the largest study of its kind, published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open, Aoyagi and Deepak Kumar, a BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College assistant professor of physical therapy, and other collaborators analyzed more than 67,000 patient records, and discovered that even low levels of physical therapy were associated with lower risk of chronic opioid use after total knee replacement.
Are You ‘Too Young’ for Hip Replacement Surgery?
An increasing number of younger people are having hip replacements due to advanced osteoarthritis in the hip joints. There are a number of reasons for the increase, especially among the younger patients. First and foremost, a total hip replacement is a very successful procedure.
MidMichigan Health: Anterior hip replacement surgery
Anterior hip replacement surgery is a less invasive surgery. It is a smaller incision, which usually makes for a faster recovery time and less pain for the patient.
Study could help physicians better manage patients experiencing debilitating stiffness after revision TKA
A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City presented today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2021 annual meeting could help physicians better manage patients who experience debilitating stiffness after they undergo knee replacement surgery.
Returning to golf after total knee replacement
Avid golfers who have knee replacement surgery can take comfort that they'll be able to return to the sport with less pain and fewer limitations on their golf swing, according to a Henry Ford Health System study published in the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.