Knee Replacement

1 in 3 knee surgeries in the U.S. may be 'inappropriate'

1 in 3 knee surgeries in the U.S. may be 'inappropriate'

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Nearly one-third of knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. may be classified as "inappropriate," Virginia researchers found in a new study.

Experts: Invasive dental procedures do not increase odds of prosthetic joint infections

People with orthopedic implants do not need regular use of antibiotics for dental work according to a recommendation from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Dental Association. The collaboration found no direct evidence that routine dental procedures cause prosthetic joint infections.

First guidelines issued for prosthetic joint infection treatment

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One million new knees and hips are transplanted each year. Up to 2% of those patients will get an infection in the new joint. The number of patients undergoing the transplants, and acquiring infections, is expected to rise, perhaps dramatically, in the next two decades.

Kneed to know basis

Kneed to know basis

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What do professional athletes, teachers and healthcare workers have in common? In addition to being in professions with a lot of pressure, they're all putting lots of pressure on their knees.

Kneed to know basis

Kneed to know basis

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What do professional athletes, teachers and healthcare workers have in common? In addition to being in professions with a lot of pressure, they're all putting lots of pressure on their knees.

FDA approves new anti-clotting drug for use after hip and knee replacements

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oral anticoagulant that helps prevent deep vein thrombosis in people recovering from knee or hip replacements.