• Improved care and fewer deaths since introduction of NHS hip fracture initiative

    Substantial improvements in the care and survival of older people with hip fracture in England have followed the introduction of a collaborative national initiative to tackle the issue, according to a new study published in the Medical Care journal. Hip fracture is the most common serious injury of older people. In the UK there are […]

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  • 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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