THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF JOINT REPLACEMENT
The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) recently sponsored a CME symposium, accredited by Marshall University, designed to help orthopaedic surgeons understand the steps involved in planning and implementing an outpatient joint replacement surgery program.
THE LEARNING CURVE FOR THE DIRECT ANTERIOR APPROACH
Few joint replacement surgeons were exposed to the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty during their residency and fellowship – which means they’ll need additional training if they want to offer this approach to their patients.
Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement
Source: Medical Xpress
While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The findings contradict the theory that TJR is underutilized in female patients because they have worse outcomes then men.
Hip Fracture Patients: Nearly half have delirium, study suggests
Source: Science Daily
48 percent of hip fracture patients, age 65 and older, had delirium, or acute confusion, before, during and after surgery (perioperative), resulting in significantly longer hospital stays and higher costs for care, a new study concludes.
Weight-loss surgery before joint replacement can improve outcomes in severely overweight patients
Source: Science Daily
Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely overweight patients, research demonstrates. It is well-known that obesity takes a toll on one's health. Bariatric surgery and subsequent weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. But before now, the effect of bariatric surgery on joint replacement outcomes was not known.
Freezing Knees, Stopping Pain
More than 10-million Americans suffer from knee pain. Drugs and surgery can be a fix, but now, there's a better option for some patients and doctors are freezing away the pain! Sixteen-year-old Abbey Watson has been running her whole life.
Watson told Ivanhoe, "I did my first 5k when I was four years old!"
The cross country athlete has even gone to states. But recently, knee pain slowed her down