Results published in the Journal of Arthroplasty showed preoperative opioid use was associated with chronic opioid use after total hip arthroplasty, while surgical approach did not affect long-term opioid use.
Among women, those who drank more alcohol were more likely to undergo total hip replacement, in a dose-dependent manner, due to osteoarthritis.
Patients undergoing bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are at an increased risk of several types of complications, as compared with matched patients undergoing unilateral TKA, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
During knee replacement recovery, avoiding certain activities and behaviors is important to ensure a smooth healing process and minimize the risk of complications.
Gather as much information as possible to make an informed decision about a total knee replacement.
What happens when the blood supply to your bones is somehow damaged? The condition has a name, avascular necrosis, and it can trigger the death of bone cells.
Pre-surgery exercise and education—widely known as prehabilitation—can significantly improve outcomes for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open,
Patella baja is caused by excessive joint line elevation, which causes persistent overload and discomfort. The design of the TKR might have an impact on postoperative patellofemoral problems. After TKR, patellofemoral maltracking and patellar dislocation are often caused by surgical mistakes.
Robotic-arm assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) provides good long-term outcomes, with implant survival and patient satisfaction rates exceeding 90% at 10 years' follow-up, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
The 12 weeks of your knee replacement recovery period are very important. Committing to a plan and encouraging yourself to do as much as possible each day will help you heal faster. Rehabilitation begins right after you wake up from surgery.