Patients who received a newer prosthesis similar to the Miller-Galante knee design showed significantly better Knee Society function scores than patients who had a long-used prosthesis to which it was compared. However, the two implants performed about the same at short-term follow-up, according to a presenter.
In the 12 months preceding total knee arthroplasty, women experienced significantly greater utilization of knee osteoarthritis-related health care than men, according to results.
A new analysis of numerous studies indicates that men and women aged 60 years and older who have experienced a hip fracture are at increased risk of dying not only in the short term after the fracture, but also a number of years later.
Patients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life (QOL) through at least five years after the procedure, reports a new study.
Patient factors, not procedure, linked with major complications after surgery for femoral neck fracture
Researchers used the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database to compare 30-day major complications and the need for perioperative transfusion between patients who underwent either total hip arthroplasty (THA) or hemiarthroplasty (HA) for femoral neck fracture. Patients who underwent THA for reasons other than femoral neck fracture were excluded, according to the study Source: Healio […]