Knee Replacements

Stryker to pay $80 million in OtisMed claims


Medical device manufacturer Stryker and its subsidiary OtisMed Corporation will pay more than $80 million to resolve criminal and civil liability claims related to knee replacements, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.

Increases in knee replacement surgeries, readmissions and infections jump, study reveals


The number of first-time knee replacement surgeries among Medicare enrollees jumped 162% in the last 20 years, at a cost of roughly $9 billion annually to payers, a new study finds.

TN providers team up with insurers for bundled payment program for joint replacements


In anticipation of payment reforms centering on coordinated care, health systems and a major Tennessee insurer are establishing a bundled payment system for joint replacements.

New guidelines for knee and hip replacements issued

New clinical treatment guidelines for preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacements emphasize preventive measures and caution against post-operative ultrasound tests.

Shorter lifespans, less quality of life found for those obese and with osteoarthritis of the knee

Close to 40% of elderly Americans are obese or have osteoarthritis of the knee, or both, which, on average, eliminates 3.5 years of a positive quality of life for seniors, according to new research.

'Prehabilitation' for knee replacements quickens recovery time, researchers discover

Patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee, which is common in seniors, experienced better leg functioning before knee replacement surgery and faster recovery times when they completed a preoperative exercise program.