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.
Things to Consider Before Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common joint replacement procedures, exceeded only by knee replacements.1 Many people have hip arthritis, but it can be difficult to know when the right time to have a hip replacement surgery is. Furthermore, there is confusion about what to expect from hip replacement surgery.
Can You Be Too Old for Hip or Knee Replacement?
Today, people are enjoying longer lives — but joint pain from osteoarthritis persists and can interfere with an active lifestyle. That’s why many people decide to have hip or knee replacement surgery. But is it possible to ever be too old for joint replacement?
Inflammation and pressure-sensing leads to 'feed-forward' loop in osteoarthritis
An unfortunate biological 'feed-forward' loop drives cartilage cells in an arthritic joint to actually contribute to progression of the disease, say researchers. Excessive loading under inflammatory conditions can create a situation that can lead to progressive cartilage degeneration.