Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that may result in pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. In some cases, a doctor may recommend surgery to repair damaged joints, correct issues, and reduce pain. A total joint replacement, called arthroplasty, is a surgical option to help restore the function of a joint.
Published results showed a higher risk of all-cause revision and revision for infection among patients who were obese and undergoing primary total knee replacement for osteoarthritis compared with patients who were not obese.
What, in fact, is a successful total knee arthroplasty? Poll 100 surgeons and you might get 150 opinions. But a new study from Australia, using HOOS-12 and KOOS-12 scores for more than 3,400 patients, found THE scores that surgeons can use to define clinically relevant changes in joint-specific pain, function, or quality of life.
As robotic surgical systems continue to evolve and assist surgeons with improving surgical precision, a Henry Ford Health study finds that robotic-assisted surgery for hip replacement has lower rates of complications than the traditional method.
If you're one of the estimated one million Americans having total hip or knee replacement surgery this year, some lifestyle changes might improve your chances of a good outcome, an expert says.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis where joint cartilage breaks down. Primary OA has no clear cause. Secondary OA, however, occurs as a result of an existing medical condition, joint injury, or abnormality.
Would you try to perform a total knee implant using acupuncture as your pain management tool? One of this country’s leading large joint surgeons and an anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York did just that, using a form of acupuncture that involves electricity—electro-auricular acupuncture—both intra and postoperatively in a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) case.
The number of total knee replacement surgeries is growing larger every year, with even more expected over time. Research suggests that the leading cause is the rise in rates of obesity.
Surgery can be an effective treatment for cases of arthritis that don’t respond to more conservative treatments, such as rest and pain medication. Arthritis surgical options range from minimally invasive procedures to total joint replacements.
Patients who received fast-track rehabilitation after total hip replacement experienced shorter hospital stays and better functional outcomes compared with patients who had conventional rehabilitation, according to results.