The use of robotics is becoming increasingly common in joint replacement, but more research is needed to quantify its benefits. HSS investigators presented two retrospective studies at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco analyzing outcomes in both knee and hip replacement surgeries performed with robotic assistance.
For patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA), the use of robotic-assisted surgery and surgical navigation techniques is not associated with an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), suggests a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
A post-operative protocol is a guideline that your surgeon and physical therapist (PT) may follow. It ensures you are making progress after your knee surgery. The TKR protocol gives you and your PT a framework for building your rehabilitation program.
Even when knee replacement surgery is successful, stiffness in the knee joint can remain. People with a stiff knee after surgery may be unable to fully straighten the leg, to bend the knee, or both. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of knee stiffness.
Thousands of people are given new joints each year in the UK. But can robots and smart tech soon make it a smoother procedure?
New diabetes and weight-loss drugs may benefit patients undergoing hip replacement, without adding to complication risks, according to preliminary data released on Monday at a large meeting of orthopedic surgeons.
Patients who underwent cemented fixation had higher rates of infection, aseptic revision and aseptic loosening.
A diet supplement derived from citrus fruits reduced swelling and pain after knee replacement surgery, a new clinical trial found.
Results showed patients categorized as frail may be at risk for loosening, infection, instability, longer length of stay, readmission and increased costs after revision total knee arthroplasty vs. with patients without frailty.
Spinal and general anesthesia were associated with high rates of successful same-day discharge TJA. Patients who received general anesthesia had higher levels of pain and rates of nausea vs. spinal anesthesia.