Joint replacement surgery is a safe procedure. However, there are potential complications associated with this surgery. All patients undergoing joint replacement need to understand the potential risks of joint replacement surgery.
An artifical intelligence system based on deep learning is feasible for detecting full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears within the knee joint on magnetic resonance (MR) images, according to a study published online May 8 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.
In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have shown that performing an additional surgical procedure called lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) may reduce the risk of ACL re-injury in young athletes.
Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study suggests.
“My understanding of knee anatomy and balancing and my overall knowledge of the knee has actually increased since using navigation.”
Thomas Smith, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at Elmhurst Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Illinois discusses using Brainlab software applications for his knee surgery procedures. He goes into detail about using TraumaCad digital templating to plan the procedure and Knee3 to assist with precision alignment and soft tissue balancing during surgery.
Researchers have discovered the long-sought reason that many people with joint replacements experience harmful inflammation and bone loss. Their finding may pave the way for new therapies to reduce pain and prevent the need for follow-up surgery.
Before patients get a new knee or hip, should they have to go to boot camp? It’s a two-hour training program that teaches them what to expect before, during, and after surgery, and how they can make the process easier. It has reduced hospital stays and improved patient outcomes.