Knee Pain: Arthroplasty

Surgical Pearls in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Lifetime of Lessons Learned

After over 4 decades of experience with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), I have learned many lessons…

Pre-Op TKA Pain Linked with Post-Op Pain Intensity

Pre-operative widespread pain in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was associated with greater pain at 12 months and failure to reach the minimally clinically important difference (MCID), a recent study found. Therefore, widespread pain—as captured by a pain diagram, along with a pain catastrophizing sc…

Does Accelerated Physical Therapy After Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Facilitate Early Discharge?

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Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are among the most effective surgical procedures in modern medicine. Use of primary THA in the United States is projected to increase by 174% by 2030, to 532,000 cases…

Simultaneous Versus Staged Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty

This metanalysis from 2013 reports on an important issue for orthopedists and rheumatologists alike. The issue being in those who need bilateral total knee arthroplasty, is it better to do both knees at once or to do one at a time (staged, serial) arthroplasties..

Outcome of Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty vs Total Knee Arthroplasty for Early Medial Compartment Arthritis: A Randomized Study

With increasing number of patients with early osteoarthritis of knee opting for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), there has been increase in patients dissatisfied with surgical outcomes. It is being presumed that offering unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) to them would improve outcomes.

Why Do Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasties Fail Today?

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In 1975, Skolnick and colleagues1 introduced unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for patients with isolated unicompartmental osteoarthritis (OA). They reported a study of 14 UKA procedures, of which 12…