With outpatient hip and knee replacements on the rise, Geoffrey Westrich, MD, and colleagues at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) launched a study to analyze trends and compare complication rates of patients who go home the same day they have surgery versus those who spend one or more nights in the hospital.
Same-day discharge (SDD) is becoming more common for both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Arthroplasty.
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-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.
Proven to decrease dislocation rates, dual mobility components may be justified in high-risk total hip arthroplasty patients independent of surgical approach.
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).
Many American arthritis sufferers aren't getting any exercise despite its benefits for reducing pain and improving their quality of life, new research shows.
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.
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.
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.