Bone marrow edema (BME) is when normal fatty bone marrow—the spongy tissue in the center of bones—is replaced with a watery mix of fluid and blood. Also known as a bone marrow lesion, BME occurs when arthritis, an injury, or a fracture damages the normal bone structure.
For patients with symptomatic, radiographic, moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis of the hip or knee, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) should not be delayed in order to pursue additional nonoperative treatments, according to a clinical practice guideline issued by the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Water on the knee is when fluid collects around and inside the knee joint, causing pain and swelling. Also known as knee effusion or fluid on the knee, it can occur whenever there's damage to the joint due to injury or underlying disease, such as arthritis.
All patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have improvement in outcomes; however, patients aged 75 years and older (late elders) achieve better pain relief and improved quality of life compared with younger patients (younger than 55 years), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is used to treat knee conditions, including cartilage injuries, meniscus tears, and ligament problems. Because it uses several small incisions rather than a large one, people tend to return to their activities more quickly and with less pain. But that's not true for everyone.
Patients younger than 65 years undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) have 99 percent implant survivorship at eight years and have low rates of revision and readmission, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.
Patients with low sodium levels before or after total knee or hip arthroplasty are more likely to experience complications and other adverse outcomes, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Knee pain can result from many conditions, including osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and sprains. These conditions can range in severity from a minor annoyance to disabling pain. Here are the best anti-inflammatory medications to help you obtain relief.
We often hear about pro athletes with ACL injuries. But non-athletes suffer these knee injuries, too, as a young mother from Ambler, Pa., shared with 6abc. Surgery is usually a must for athletes, who need to do cutting and pivoting moves. But non-athletes may not need it.