• Tibial growth impacted after distal femoral resection, expandable endoprosthetic reconstruction

    Investigators of this study found 65% of skeletally immature patients who were implanted with an expandable endoprosthesis after distal femoral resection had less tibial growth in the operative vs. contralateral limb and of these patients, 43% had progressive shortening. Source: Healio

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  • Satisfactory results seen in revision THA with acetabular reinforcement, HA granules, autograft

    Using acetabular revision for loosening as an endpoint, investigators of this study found more than 90% acetabular component survival at 10 years among patients who underwent revision total hip arthroplasty for acetabular bone deficiency using a Kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device to support hydroxyapatite granules and structural autograft. Source: Healio

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  • Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons

    During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and […]

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  • Activity could help keep knees lubricated

    Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint […]

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  • Higher rates of obesity seen over time in patients undergoing revision TKA

    DALLAS — Research presented here at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting found patients undergoing revision total knee arthroplasty have become significantly more at risk for obesity in recent years. Source: Healio

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