Repair cartilage potentially can heal horribly broken bones
Source: Science Daily
Now new research shows that stem cells could one day be stimulated to make a special type of cartilage to help repair large, hard-to-heal bone fractures.
Tranexamic acid use in TSA linked with reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization
Patients who received tranexamic acid prior to total shoulder arthroplasty had a statistically significant reduction in blood loss and had shorter recovery room and hospital stays than controls, according to results.
A look at factors correlated with scapular notching after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Eric Ricchetti, MD, discussed implant and patient-specific factors correlated with scapular notching following reverse shoulder arthroplasty. He noted increased range of motion caused more impingement events which lead to scapular notching.
Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA
Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results of this retrospective database study.
TXA seen as less expensive treatment option for anemic patients undergoing TJA
Investigators of this retrospective study found that for patients with preoperative anemia who underwent total joint arthroplasty, treatment with tranexamic acid and packed red blood cells was significantly less expensive than treatment with either IV iron supplementation or IV erythropoietin.
Use of off-label devices increased costs and length of stay in TJA
Greater length of stay, admission costs, long-term complications risks and inpatient facility discharge likelihood was found among patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty with an off-label prosthesis, according to results.
Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first-line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate.
After hip-replacement surgery, medication use decreases
Source: Medical Xpress
A new study, published November 15, in the journal Pain provides information on the trajectories of prescription drug use before and after hip-replacement surgery—total hip arthroplasty (THA), one of the most common types of joint replacement surgery. Hip-replacement surgery is commonly followed by long-term reductions in the use of prescription drugs for pain and insomnia.
Study: Simultaneous bilateral TKA yielded higher complication rates vs unilateral TKA
Compared with unilateral total knee arthroplasty, patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty experienced an increased risk of overall complications, according to study results.
Joint Surgery Predicted By Number Of Children And Use Of HRT
Source: Medical News Today
According to a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, women who have many children, usedhormone replacement therapy, and had early puberty are more likely to have surgery performed on their joints - especially on their knees.