- 22 Year Follow Up THR Study
- 35 Year Follow Up for THR Patients 50 and under
- 95% Less Wear with Highly Crosslinked PE
- Anterior and Posterior Approach have Same Outcome at 6 Months Study 2016
- Balance and gait in THR Study
- Bearing Surface Type THA Study
- Better Material for THR Study
- Biologics for RA Patients Help Reduce Need for Knee and Hip Replacement
- Complication Rate Hip Arthroscopy 2013
- Direct Anterior vs Posterior Approach Have Similar
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 20 : A study has recently revealed that patients who live alone can be safely discharged and sent home from a hospital to recover from hip or knee replacement surgery.
The results question the belief that patients who live alone should routinely be sent to an inpatient rehabilitation facility after total joint replacement surgery before going home.
Researchers said, “Patients living alone had a safe and manageable recovery when discharged directly … Read the Rest
A new study published today in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those at risk of hip fracture.
Approximately one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 year will suffer a fragility fracture during their remaining lifetime. In the UK around 536,000 people suffer fragility fractures each year, including 79,000 hip fractures…
…A total of … Read the Rest
HSS Researchers Recommend Simple Blood Test to Identify Patients in Need of Interventions to Reduce Potential for Cardiac Event
New York, NY—July 31, 2017
A new study published today in the HSS Journal, the leading journal on musculoskeletal research, found the incidence of myocardial ischemia (defined by an elevated troponin level) after major orthopedic surgery in patients with cardiac risk factors is high, although the incidence of serious cardiac complications remains low. Hospital for … Read the Rest
Six months after total joint replacement (TJR), severely or morbidly obese patients reported excellent pain relief and substantial functional gain that was similar to the findings in other patients. While obesity is associated with a greater risk of early complications, obesity in itself should not be a deterrent to undergoing TJR to relieve symptoms.
Obese patients may not need to lose weight prior to joint replacement surgery according to the study.… Read the Rest
Results from this study demonstrated the infection burden for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty increased over 6 years among international arthroplasty registries…
Findings showed the infection burden for THA in 2015 was a 97% unweighted average…
…previous averages were from 2012, 2013, and 2014 for THA were 0.87%, 0.93% and 0.94%,… Read the Rest
July 5, 2017 – Rate of joint replacement in patients with RA declined after inclusion of biologics in treatment guidelines
MADRID — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the incidence of knee and hip replacement declined after the introduction of biologics to national treatment guidelines, according to a recently published analysis.
“Our findings show a clear downward trend in these two operations in [rheumatoid arthritis] RA patients in Denmark since the additions … Read the Rest
New guidelines have been released regarding the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement.
The guidelines, published in Arthritis Care & Research, aim to reduce the risk of joint infection post-surgery, according to the authors.
“Patients with rheumatic diseases who have joint replacement surgery are at increased risk for joint infection, a potentially devastating complication,”…
…The primary recommendations included: non-biologic DMARDs can be continued throughout … Read the Rest
Recent studies indicate that females demonstrate an increased risk of experiencing adverse local tissue reactions, aseptic loosening, and revision after primary metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty compared with males; the underlying biological mechanisms responsible for sex discrepancies in implant failure remain unclear. In addition to anatomical and biomechanical sex differences, there may be inherent immunological disparities that predispose females to more aggressive adaptive immune reactivity to implant debris, i.e., metal sensitivity…
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…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR or TKR. Of these, 138 patients lived alone and 631 lived with other people. In both groups, patients age 75 and older were well represented. … Read the Rest
…We identified 63,158 patients who had undergone total hip replacement and 54,276 who had total knee replacement between Jan 1, 1991, and Aug 10, 2011, and followed up these patients to a maximum of 20 years…
…researchers analyzed data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink on just over 63,000 patients who had undergone a total hip replacement and 54,000 that had total knee replacements. The surgeries took place between January 1, … Read the Rest
Abstract: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been performed for nearly 50 years. Between 2006 and 2012, more than 600,000 metal-on-metal THA procedures were performed in the United States. This article reviews the production of metal wear debris in a metal-on-metal articulation and the interaction of cobalt and chromium ions that ultimately led to a dramatic decline in the use of metal-on-metal THA articulations. Additionally, the article reviews mechanisms of metal wear, … Read the Rest