New Medical Device May Eliminate Need for Some Knee Replacement Surgery
Surgeons say the Calypso device can help relieve pain for people with osteoarthritis in their inner knee region.
Taking the Worry Out of Hip Surgery
Source: Yale Medicine
In this slideshow, Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeons share surprising insights about hip surgeries.
KU researcher studies how estrogen may protect menisci between thighbone and shinbone
Source: News Medical
University of Kansas researcher Jenny Robinson is studying how estrogen may protect the menisci, the crescent-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that absorb shock between the thighbone and shinbone.
Understanding and Treating Knee Contusions
A contusion is the medical term for bruise, where a damaged blood vessel or capillary leaks blood into the area surrounding an injury.
Knee Pain: How to Prevent It
More people in the United States visit an orthopedic surgeon because of knee problems than for any other complaint. Knee pain results in more than 12 million visits to a doctor's office a year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Health Tip: Understanding Hip Replacement Surgery
Source: Consumer Healthday
During hip replacement surgery, a surgeon will remove damaged or diseased parts of the joint and replace them with man-made parts. The replaced hip should last about 15 to 20 years, the US. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says.
What Caused My Infected Knee and How Do I Treat It?
A knee infection is a serious medical condition that often requires immediate and aggressive treatment. When bacteria contaminate the synovial fluid that lubricates your knee joint, an infection called a septic joint can be the result.
Improved quadricep strength linked to better function in women with OA
Modest improvements in quadricep strength are associated with better performance in chair-stand tests among women — but not men — who are at risk for knee osteoarthritis or already have the disease, according to recent findings in Arthritis Care & Research.
Hip Replacement Surgery Dos and Don’ts
More than 300,000 people in the U.S. will have hip replacement surgery this year, followed by weeks of recovery. But experts say there are some things you can do to speed up the recovery afterwards.
What to expect from knee surgery rehabilitation
Source: Medical News Today
This article will look at the different types of knee surgery, the rehabilitation timelines, and what people can do to help speed up the recovery process.
New hip resurfacing implant could lead to better outcomes for patients
Source: Medical Xpress
Surgeons are treating patients with a new type of hip implant that could lead to better outcomes for younger, more active people requiring surgery.
Less pain post TKA with addition of peripheral nerve blocks
Source: Medical Xpress
Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and adductor canal block (ACB) to periarticular injection (PAI) is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.
Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement
Source: Health Day
Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.
Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA
Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter.
Knee replacement infection: What you need to know
Source: Medical News today
A knee replacement infection may develop after a person has had an operation to replace their knee joint. What are the symptoms of a knee replacement infection and who is at most risk of getting one?
Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement
Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests.
Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk
With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. In its annual report, the American Joint Replacement Registry listed infection as a leading cause of TKA and THA revisions from 2012 to 2016.
Doctors use new procedure in patients with damaged hips to avoid replacement surgery
Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.