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Obesity and total joint arthroplasty: Time to examine needs in a different light

Date: 12 Mar 2018

The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040. Source: Healio Read More

Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Date: 12 Mar 2018

Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, during adolescence and […]

Degree of spinal deformity affects hip replacement surgery success

Date: 12 Mar 2018

People with a spinal deformity also requiring a total hip replacement are at greater risk for dislocation or follow-up revision surgery, suggesting that these higher-risk patients may benefit from a more personalized approach to surgery to reduce the risk of poorer outcomes. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

Date: 12 Mar 2018

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes. […]

Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty

Date: 04 Dec 2017

Modern primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) is among the most successful operations in medicine. It has been a consistently effective treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis of the hip. With the increasing number of primary THA procedures being performed and the decreasing age of patients undergoing the procedure, there is an inevitable associated increase in revision burden […]

Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

Date: 04 Dec 2017

In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER. […]

Greater wound healing, renal complications found among TJA patients with gout

Date: 04 Dec 2017

Recently published results showed patients with gout who underwent total joint arthroplasty had greater wound healing and renal complications compared with patients without gout. Source: Healio Read More

Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

Date: 04 Dec 2017

Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY┬« 2017 annual meeting. Source: News-medical.net […]

Fungal PJI: More than just a prosthetic infection

Date: 04 Dec 2017

Management of periprosthetic joint infection is challenging on many accounts. Fungal periprosthetic joint infections are particularly difficult to treat. The problem is the incidence of fungal infections has increased globally in the last few decades. Fungal periprosthetic infections, although rare, are similarly increasing in prevalence. Source: Healio Read More

Prospective study showed TKA not detrimental to patient participation in sports

Date: 11 Aug 2017

Results of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to participate in sports postoperatively and in some cases, patients were more active in sports after surgery. Source: HealioRead More

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