Rapid Recovery Protocol Can Lead to Increased Range of Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty
A new research article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons® (JAAOS) shows that a rapid recovery protocol (RRP) leads to increased range of motion (ROM) and decreased length of stay (LOS) in the 12 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Porous tantalum acetabular implants show excellent survivorship for complex revision THA
Porous tantalum cementless acetabular components show stable fixation, positive outcomes and “excellent survivorship” at 10- to 15-year follow-up for revision hip arthroplasty, according to data presented at the Virtual EFORT Congress.
Knee or hip replacements cut people`s risk for falls, study finds
People who have total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), experience fewer falls than those who don't undergo the surgery, a new study finds
Total Joint Replacement and the Impact on Future Falls in Osteoarthritis Patients
According to a new research article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons®, authors compared the fall rates of nearly 500,000 cases of osteoarthritic patients and found those who underwent TJA experienced a significantly lower number of falls post-op than those who did not have the surgery.
Are Joint Replacement Surgeries Safe During COVID-19?
Experts say that total joint replacement surgery is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. If people who have chronic joint pain delay necessary surgery, they can experience accelerated mobility loss.New advances in orthopedic care, including less invasive procedures and virtual care options, can improve a patient's quality of life.
Here’s How to Travel When You Have Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritic conditions can make traveling more challenging. But there are ways to make it a little easier.
Study reports 'unmet need' for joint replacement surgery after Medicaid expansion
States that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act have seen an "early surge in demand" for hip and knee replacement surgery, reports a study in the September 2, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Getting a hip replacement? Choice of hospital can be crucial
Researchers found that when hip replacement surgery is done at a "safety net" hospital designed to serve the poor and uninsured, patients' risks are higher.
Conservative osteoarthritis therapy programme delays need for knee and hip joint replacement surgery
With implementation of conservative treatment methods like physiotherapy and individually tailored, adjusted exercises, quality of osteoarthritis care can improve and patients can delay the need for an artificial hip or knee joint.
Does Medicare Cover Hip Replacement?
Medicare typically covers hip replacement surgery, providing a doctor confirms the procedure is medically necessary.