Published on Jul 11, 2017
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 home after total joint Arthroplasty.”
Andrew N. Fleischman and colleagues from The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, conducted the study.
The team examined 769 … Read the Rest
Trouble sleeping after joint replacement surgery? Is it safe to sleep on your side after surgery? Can’t sleep after hip replacement surgery at all? After hip replacement surgery lying on your surgical side is uncomfortable and isn’t good for your incision. It can cause fluid collection around the incision site. Avoid lying on incision until after the 6 week mark or later. Your body will let you know when it becomes more comfortable. Laying on your side after the 6 week mark in small increments may be okay. To maximize sleep after joint replacement surgery, it’s important to keep busy … Read the Rest
Water therapy after joint replacement surgery: an infection risk? This calls to attention the importance of wound care. A lot of people like aqua therapy- it’s low impact and generally approved by your care team. There are a lot of benefits to aqua therapy. The issue is when is it safe to submerge a surgical wound safely? When the wound is closed and when there’s no discharge, then it’s basically healed. There’s a lot of argument on when that process is complete. When you’re no longer having any discharge, the wound is healed up to the point of no pain … Read the Rest
Published on May 27, 2016 A question regarding dental procedures or minor surgical procedures and the use of antibiotics to prevent an infection after someone has had a total joint replacement is discussed.… Read the Rest
Published on Jun 10, 2016 Recovery from total hip replacement surgery once you are discharged from the hospital is discussed including where to go after, resuming activities, when to go back to work, and more.… 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
“It is possible that more focus on hip abductor strengthening will improve function in women, but may not be as critical in men. More studies are needed to establish cause and effect before we can make clinical recommendations.” – See more at: Read Full Study Here“
November 12, 2016 – Men and Women Show Sex-Specific Improvements after Hip Replacement, May Benefit from Unique Rehab Approaches
WASHINGTON – Outcomes such as pain, function, range of motion, and strength after total hip arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, are different for men and women, which could lead to the development of sex-specific … Read the Rest
Recently published data showed that aspirin use as prophylaxis during revision total joint arthroplasty was more effective than warfarin in preventing symptomatic venous thromboembolic events and was associated with lower complications…
…Administration of aspirin as prophylaxis against VTEs after revision arthroplasty may be a viable option as it appears to be more effective than warfarin in prevention of symptomatic VTEs and is associated with a lower rate of complications.
…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. The patients who lived alone were more likely to stay an additional night in the hospital prior to discharge and utilize more home health services, … 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, the biologic reaction to cobalt and chromium ions, the clinical presentation of failing metal-on-metal articulations, and current diagnostic strategies. Further, the article discusses the use … Read the Rest