More antibiotics didn’t prevent joint replacement infections, trial reveals
Oct 19, 2023
Doctors typically give the antibiotic cefazolin to people who have knee and hip replacements in order to prevent infection. Some physicians have debated if adding another antibiotic — vancomycin — ...
Study: More frequent reporting after hip, knee surgeries improves outcomes
Sep 06, 2023
People who had hip and knee replacements and reported on outcomes had a “small improvement” over traditional post-surgery care, a study shows.
Guidance issued for optimal timing of knee, hip total joint arthroplasty
Apr 14, 2023
There is no evidence that delaying surgery for nonoperative treatments such as physical therapy, injections or oral anti-inflammatories leads to improved outcomes, the authors of a new clinical practice...
Home health leads to higher costs after hip surgery, study finds
Feb 16, 2023
Home healthcare services provided after hospital discharge have, in general, been associated with reduced healthcare cost and utilization. A new study examining costs after hip replacement surgery hints...
Same-day discharge increasing for hip, knee arthroplasty
Jan 20, 2022
Faster increase seen for total hip arthroplasty, while total knee arthroplasty has slightly higher odds of complications
Total hip replacement may influence pelvic stress fracture
Dec 07, 2021
Patients more often have sacral insufficiency fracture contralateral, rather than ipsilateral, to previous total hip arthroplasty
Hip replacement patients ‘present a worrying picture’ regarding post-surgery exercise, investigators...
Jun 21, 2021
Additional efforts are needed to help patients get up to a healthy level of physical activity following total hip arthroplasty, according to the results of a recent study published in The Journal of Bone...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 9
Nov 09, 2020
Warfarin increases knee and hip replacement risk in osteoarthritis … CMS on holidays: No get-togethers, full guidance may be forthcoming … Black patients with rheumatoid arthritis more likely to be...
Frequent hip-replacement benefit: less back pain
Jul 13, 2020
Lower back pain resolved in fully 82% of arthritis patients after hip replacement surgery, say orthopedist-researchers.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, November 13
Nov 12, 2019
Flu shot may protect heart bypass patients during recovery … New device can “spray paint” drug-imbued fiber bandages on wounds … Less affluent patients more likely to be discharged to SNF after...