Strong thigh muscles tied to lower need for knee replacement, study finds
Dec 01, 2023
Here’s a reason to keep strength training: Maintaining strong thigh muscles may lower the risk of needing total knee replacement, a new study finds.
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...
Surgeons: Oldest knee replacement patients report superior pain relief
Mar 15, 2023
Patients aged 75 years and older achieve better pain relief and improved quality of life compared with patients younger than 55 years, investigators say.
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
AAOS: Knee replacement readmissions higher among marijuana users
Aug 31, 2021
Readmission rates higher for preoperative marijuana users compared with nonusers at 90 days and at one year following total knee arthroplasty
Opioids still overprescribed in the ‘real world’ of joint replacement: study
Jul 31, 2020
There’s an upward trend in opioid prescriptions after joint replacement surgery, despite limited effectiveness and against federal, state and payer advice, researchers say.
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, January 14
Jan 13, 2020
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RA patients at high risk of non-surgical site infection after joint replacement
Jun 19, 2019
Rheumatoid arthritis patients who undergo joint replacement surgery may be at high risk for non-surgical site infections such as sepsis and pneumonia.