Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement
Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.
New Hip-Replacement Study Anticipates Growth
Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study.
Less pain post TKA with addition of peripheral nerve blocks
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Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and adductor canal block (ACB) to periarticular injection (PAI) is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.
Evaluating VTE Risk in Revision THA Patients
A study presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting shows that healthy revision total hip arthroplasty patients have about the same chance of developing a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism as healthy patients undergoing primary hip replacement.
The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing
Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness.
Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk
With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. In its annual report, the American Joint Replacement Registry listed infection as a leading cause of TKA and THA revisions from 2012 to 2016.
Prospective study showed TKA not detrimental to patient participation in sports
BARCELONA — Results of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to participate in sports postoperatively and in some cases, patients were more active in sports after surgery.
Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men
Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factures combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.
Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA
Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results.
Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis
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A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.