• Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

    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. Source: Healio

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  • Newer pain management strategies can lead to quicker, shorter recovery after total knee replacements

    According to a new literature review in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), a team-based care approach (consisting of the patient, family members, the orthopaedic surgeon and other medical practitioners) on total knee replacement (TKR) procedures, in conjunction with newer pain management strategies, is key to maximizing […]

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  • Treatments that reduce knee buckling may help prevent falls in older adults

    Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The findings indicate that determining effective treatments for […]

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  • After hip-replacement surgery, medication use decreases

    A new study, published November 15, in the journal Pain provides information on the trajectories of prescription drug use before and after hip-replacement surgery—total hip arthroplasty (THA), one of the most common types of joint replacement surgery. Hip- replacement surgery is commonly followed by long-term reductions in the use of prescription drugs for pain and insomnia. Source: […]

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  • Osteonecrosis risk may reduce more after ORIF vs CRIF for femoral neck fractures

    Patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation compared with closed reduction and internal fixation for treatment of pediatric femoral neck fractures had a higher fracture reduction quality and reported fewer complications, including osteonecrosis, according to results of this study. Source: Healio

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