DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, today announced the Europe, Middle East and Africa launch of the ATTUNE Revision Knee System, to complement the ATTUNE Primary Knee System and provide surgeons with a comprehensive solution for knee replacement.
Total hip arthroplasty routinely provides patients with greatly improved quality of life, however the process of performing THA requires that many anatomical issues must be addressed that are not predicted on preoperative radiographs.
Could weight loss surgery before knee replacement improve outcomes or even eliminate the need for joint replacement in severely overweight patients? A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) aims to answer that question. Orthopedic surgeons often encourage obese patients considering knee replacement to try to lose weight before the procedure.
Sarah Tierney, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study to examine the correlation of anesthetic technique and mortality in patients undergoing hip fracture fixation over a 13-year period.
Total hip and knee replacements have come a long way. Afterwards, people no longer lay in a hospital bed for three weeks; instead they generally begin walking at home within a day of the procedure.