• 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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  • Spontaneous knee effusion may be a symptom of Lyme disease

    Spontaneous knee effusion can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even without the presence of other primary symptoms, according to results of a literature review. Source: Healio

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  • New microprocessor technology could improve gait in prosthesis users

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A speaker here at the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting presented a novel prosthesis that could increase balance and stability, while normalizing gait characteristics for transtibital and transfemoral users. Source: Healio

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