Joint Replacement Surgery

AAOS: Non-Surgical Tx Best for Hip OA

NSAIDs, steroid injections, physical therapy favored

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced five measures that inappropriately increase costs in those undergoing total knee replacement (TKR).  Data was presented yesterday at the annual 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

For OA knees destined for joint replacement within a year, don’t waste money delaying the inevitable with corticosteroid injection, viscosupplementation, physical therapy or orthotics. Just use NSAIDs or Tramadol for temporising pain relief.

Knee Surgery Outcomes Worse with Low Education

Reuters reports that patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more…

Early Results Shows PKR Superior to TKR

Is Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty (BTKA) as Safe as Staged BTKA?

Simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (BTKA) is often performed to treat patients with disabling…

No benefit found for routine inpatient rehab after knee replacement

Inpatient rehabilitation did not provide a superior recovery across a range of outcomes for people who are well enough to be discharged to a monitored…