Compared with unilateral total knee arthroplasty, patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty experienced an increased risk of overall complications, according to study results.
Management of periprosthetic fractures should be dealt with on a case by case basis, according to a presentation here.
Regardless of whether patients underwent total hip arthroplasty or surface replacement arthroplasty, 40% of young and active patients in this study experienced pain around the hip following surgery.
Using acetabular revision for loosening as an endpoint, investigators of this study found more than 90% acetabular component survival at 10 years among patients who underwent revision total hip arthroplasty for acetabular bone deficiency using a Kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device to support hydroxyapatite granules and structural autograft.
During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and how strenuous this activity should be remains unclear.
DALLAS — Research presented here at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting found patients undergoing revision total knee arthroplasty have become significantly more at risk for obesity in recent years.
Despite radiographic correction of acetabular dysplasia in obese adolescents after Bernese periacetabular osteotomy, complication rates were high, according to these study results.
No significant differences in pain scores and mean morphine equivalent consumption were observed among patients who received either an intra-articular or periarticular injection of bupivacaine and morphine or a periarticular injection of liposomal bupivacaine to manage pain following unilateral total knee arthroplasty, according to a presenter here.
A 48-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis treated with chronic prednisone, and a two-pack-per-week cigarette use, presented to clinic with 8 years of right knee pain. She had an intra-articular steroid injection with some relief 6 years ago. She denied any hip pain and uses a cane for ambulation.
Investigators who studied outcomes following ACL reconstruction said they believe patients’ pre-injury status has been overlooked in determining postoperative results.