August 2, 2018 – A long-term follow-up study from Australia confirms that hip implants with components made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) substantially lower the risk of revision surgery after total hip replacement, reports a study in the August 1, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
“The use of XLPE has resulted in a significant reduction … Read the Rest
June 6, 2018 – For elderly trauma patients, a basic goal is early mobilization, as immobilization can trigger various complications, such as venous thromboembolism, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and pressure ulcers. Although partial weight-bearing has been shown to significantly increase mortality compared with unrestricted weight-bearing, it remains a frequent recommendation of aftercare following lower-extremity fracture fixation…
…Elderly patients seem to be unable to maintain weight-bearing restrictions. As early mobilization of geriatric … Read the Rest
June 6, 2018 – Obesity is a negative prognostic factor for various surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to compare patients with obesity who underwent hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears with a match-controlled group of normal-weight patients…
…Hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears in patients with obesity yielded significant improvements at ≥5 years; these results were similar to a matched group … Read the Rest
…A small cup limits options regarding liner thickness and femoral implant size. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of a 4-mm–thick ceramic liner and the outcomes of cementless total hip arthroplasty using a 44- or 46-mm metal shell and a ceramic-on-ceramic bearing…
…Between May 2003 and June 2008, 80 patients (88 hips) who had hip osteoarthritis and a hypoplastic acetabulum underwent cementless total hip arthroplasty using … Read the Rest
Written by Angie Stewart-March 15, 2018 – The population of patients receiving hip and knee replacements was younger in 2014 than in 2000, according to a study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A younger population could increase the likelihood of modern implants wearing out in the patients’ lifetimes…
…1. The average age for primary total hip replacement decreased from 66.3 years to 64.9 … Read the Rest
Biloine W. Young • Wed, March 7th, 2018
It is no big news that hip replacement surgery improves the quality of life. A study led by Wolters Kluwer Health, indicates that patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) have a slightly improved survival rate compared to the general population. This held true through a decade after surgery.
Peter Cnudde M.D., who, with a colleague. conducted the study, said, “Our study suggests … Read the Rest
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