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- How to Recover Faster THR
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- Infections in Joint Relplacements
- Medical Tests to Determine THR Problems
- Men and Women May Benefit from Unique Rehab Approaches Study 2016
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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 patients who were discharged and sent home after one-sided total hip or knee replacement. Of these, 138 patients were living alone for the first two weeks after surgery.
They compared complication rates and other important outcomes for patients who lived alone versus those who lived with others.
The average age …
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 and to avoid napping during the day. Try to get out of the house and get back into a “normal” routine. Also, it’s important to time your anti-inflammatory and narcotic medications properly after surgery. You want to take your last dose right before you go to bed at night for …
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 and redness, then it’s probably okay to submerge in water and participate in aqua therapy. Then there’s a question of, “How long can I do aqua therapy?” Try to limit it a little bit to 30 minutes. It usually takes a few weeks for patients to build up to 30 …
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.…
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.…
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%,…
“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 rehabilitation programs, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common joint disease affecting middle-age and older people. It is characterized by progressive degenerative changes involving the joint cartilage—the cushioning material at the end of …