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  • Prehabilitation Could Help Knee and Hip Replacement Patients Recover

    With the number of total knee and hip replacements on the rise, doctors are looking for ways to reduce the amount of care needed after surgery. Prehabilitation (physical therapy before surgery) could help patients recover faster and save money. Rehabilitation following knee or hip replacement is the standard of care. The physical therapy is designed […]

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  • Intra-articular tranexamic acid benefitted TKA patients without increased risk of DVT, PE

    Among patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty, intra-articular tranexamic acid significantly reduced total blood loss, drainage, reduction of hemoglobin and the need for transfusion without increasing the incidence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, making it safe and efficacious, according to study results. Through a search of various databases for relevant randomized, controlled trials, […]

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  • Unnecessary hip MRIs raised costs for patients with hip osteoarthritis

    Due to the cost unnecessary hip MRIs places on the patient population, referring physicians should not simultaneously order a radiograph and an MRI for hip pain, according to researchers. To identify the number of new patients with hip osteoarthritis who had an unnecessary MRI, the additional costs of these MRIs and the extrapolated cost to […]

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  • Obese patients had poorer outcomes, early revision after THA

    Patients who were obese and underwent total hip arthroplasty had lower Oxford Hip Scores at 6 months and an increased early revision rate compared with patients who had a lower body mass index, according to study results. Searching the New Zealand National Joint Registry, researchers retrieved data for 5,357 patients who had primary total hip […]

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