• Biomarkers of Inflammation Don t Correlate with Early Outcomes of THA

    A study from Mayo Clinic – reported at the MAOA annual meeting – found no differences in pain and early functional outcomes in direct anterior THA patients vs. mini-posterior THA patients regardless of any changes in serum biomarkers for muscle damage. What do increased serum biomarkers of inflammation/muscle damage tell us about pain and early […]

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  • Risk Factors for Postoperative Urinary Retention in Men Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Postoperative urinary retention is a common complication after major orthopedic procedures of the lower limb. In total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty, the incidence ranges from 7% to 84%. In this study, the incidence and risk factors for postoperative urinary retention were described in a cohort of 376 men undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Postoperative […]

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  • Benefit of preoperative exercise for post-TKR functional outcomes unclear

    According to study results, a median of 10 exercise sessions before total knee replacement demonstrated a small yet non-significant improvement in functional assessments compared with patient education only; however, benefits were not sustained after surgery, demonstrating inconclusive results regarding whether preoperative exercise was beneficial for postoperative functional outcomes. Researchers randomly assigned 45 patients awaiting total […]

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  • Routine gait analysis may be a helpful guide for post-TKA rehabilitation

    Many patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty did not experience improvement in their gait relative to preoperative patients by 12 months postoperatively; however, use of routine gait analysis was helpful for guiding patients’ postoperative rehabilitation and may be useful for developing strategies for mobility improvement, according to researchers’ findings. Using inertial measurement units, the researchers […]

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  • Canal-to-Diaphysis Ratio as an Osteoporosis-Related Risk Factor for Hip Fractures

    Prevention of osteoporosis is essential to health, quality of life, and independence in the elderly. The accepted diagnostic method for evaluation of fracture risk after osteopenia and osteoporosis is the measurement of bone mineral density with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This method is limited because of its low accessibility, high capital costs, and low sensitivity. […]

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