Improving mobility outcomes after revision total knee arthroplasty
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.
PRP may relieve pain, improve function in patients with knee OA
Published results showed platelet-rich plasma led to improved outcomes in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis at a minimum of 6-months compared with plasma rich in growth factors, hyaluronic acid, corticosteroids and placebo.
Surgery and Arthritis
Whether you're having total joint replacement or just a minor repair of damaged cartilage, you should learn as much as possible about the procedure before you enter the operating room. Try to find a surgeon who has extensive experience with the operation you'll be having, and be sure to ask plenty of questions. One in particular should be at the top of your list: What will this surgery actually accomplish?
Multimodal analgesia: the new 'standard of care' for pain control after total joint replacement
Today, a growing body of evidence supports the use of multimodal analgesia—combinations of different techniques and medications to optimize pain management while reducing the use and risks of opioids, according to a paper in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
What to know before joint replacement surgery
Early preparation before a joint replacement can make your recovery faster and easier
How to Get Back to Exercising After Joint Replacement Surgery
Hip and knee replacements can get you back to an active life in no time. Know this, though: You are an important factor in determining the ultimate outcome of the surgery. A new hip or knee joint doesn’t work by itself.
Gap Balancing v. Measured Resection Knee Surgery. Who wins?
In a square-off between gap balancing and measured resection techniques in cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA), which wins as far as implant migration and tibiofemoral contact kinematics? This is what a team of Canadian researchers set out to learn with their work
Total knee replacement may be more painful for vitamin-D deficient postmenopausal women
Vitamin D is a critical part of a healthy diet. Among other benefits, it has been shown to protect against bone disease and maintain soft tissue health. A new study suggests that it may also play a role in the degree of postoperative pain postmenopausal women experience after undergoing total knee replacement.
Total knee replacement a cost-effective treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis
Taking into consideration costs of forgoing versus pursuing total knee replacement, researchers found that across older and younger age groups, TKR is a cost-effective treatment for these patients.
8 Frequently Asked Total Joint Replacement Questions Answered
Joint pain can be debilitating, but through a total joint replacement, those suffering from joint issues can find relief. Though surgery and recovery are intensive, many people find total joint replacements help them get back to the activities and pain-free life they enjoyed before their joint pain began. Learn more about total joint replacements and how they can make a difference below.