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Interprosthetic Fractures of the Femur

As the rate of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures increases, so will the rate of interprosthetic fractures. Several factors, including bone quality, bone quantity, and stability of the prosthetic components, play a role in determining the appropriate operative treatment. Patients with stable components should undergo reduction and internal fixation, while patients with loose components should […]

Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks. Read more Source: News-Medical.net

New guidelines for anti-rheumatic drug management in patients having joint replacement surgery

In the first such collaboration of its kind, an expert panel of rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons has developed guidelines for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement. Read more Source: News-Medical.net

Is Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty (BTKA) as Safe as Staged BTKA?

Simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (BTKA) is often performed to treat patients with disabling arthritis of both knees. Its use compared with staged procedures remains controversial. Read more Source: PubMed

Prospective study showed TKA not detrimental to patient participation in sports

Results of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to participate in sports postoperatively and in some cases, patients were more active in sports after surgery. Read more Source: Healio

Modularity in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Benefits, Risks, Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management

Modular implants are currently widely used in total hip arthroplasty because they give surgeons versatility during the operation, allow for easier revision surgery, and can be adjusted to better fit the anatomy of the specific patient. However, modular implants, specifically those that have metal-on-metal junctions, are susceptible to crevice and fretting corrosion. Read more Source: […]

Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis

A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Lanfeng Huang, from the Second Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and colleagues enrolled 250 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of knee OA and […]

Understanding hip instability helps orthopedists perform revision THA

When it comes to recurrent dislocation of the hip after total hip arthroplasty, surgeons will find it helpful to identify the primary cause of the patient’s instability and correct the problem at the time of revision surgery. Read more Source: Healio

In what ways do you think 3-D printing will become more utilized in the future?

Three-dimensional printing has been available for several decades. However, the enthusiasm for use in hip and knee arthroplasties has only greatly increased in the past several years. While 3-D printing provides a host of potential advantages in lower extremity arthroplasty, it must be balanced with several known disadvantages. Read more Source: Healio

Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty

This article highlights the most common indications for revision after THA and offers recommendations for how to approach revision of the femoral component. Read more Source: Healio

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