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.
Updated guideline introduces new recommendations for use of medications around total hip and knee replacement
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) released a summary of their updated guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty.
In the past, experts have cautioned patients not to get their knees done too young because parts can wear out. But how old is too old for new knees? The answer might surprise you.
“We demonstrated in 1,334 hip or knee replacement patients that increased shared decision-making pre-operatively was associated with higher joint function and patient ratings of their surgeons at 12 months after surgery. In other words, if patients felt more involved in the decision to have surgery, their outcomes were actually better.”
Medical treatments can help slow the progression of RA and alleviate the symptoms. If these treatments are ineffective, a person with RA of the hip may be eligible for hip replacement surgery to ease joint pain and improve mobility.
For many people undergoing total hip or knee replacement, same-day surgery is a safe option, new research shows.