Does the Surgical Approach Affect the Revision Rate in THA?
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most successful surgical procedures, with excellent long-term survivorship. Numerous surgical approaches can be employed to perform THA; however, there is no clear agreement on which is the best.
What’s new in hip replacement surgery?
There are two main surgical approaches to hip replacement surgery. The first has been in use longer and is often referred to the traditional approach, or posterior hip replacement surgery. The second type is called anterior hip replacement surgery. It is a newer and more technically complicated surgery but has some advantages over the traditional approach.
What Are the Considerations for Static vs. Articulating Antibiotic Spacers in Revision THA?
Dr. Scott Sporer answers ICJR’s questions about the types of antibiotic spacers available to surgeons performing revision total hip arthroplasty, the pros and cons of the different types of spacers, and his recipe for antibiotic cement.
What Causes a Stiff Knee after TKA – and How Can It Be Prevented?
Dr. Jesse Otero answers ICJR’s questions about the most common causes of knee stiffness after total knee arthroplasty, what to do if a patient presents with stiffness, and when to consider a revision procedure.
Compression Stockings May Not Be Needed After Surgeries, Study Finds
A new study offers reassurance that many surgery patients can safely be freed from one discomfort of recovery -- wearing compression stockings to prevent blood clots.
Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis
Meniscal tears are common knee injuries. Most often, you hear about athletes who experience meniscal tears, but actually, any individual at any age can tear a meniscus.
Do Some Patients Need a Longer LOS in a Rehab Facility after Hip Fracture Surgery?
The rate of recovery and a patient’s length of stay (LOS) at nursing and rehabilitation facilities are associated with a patient’s mobility and their ability to provide self-care when they are discharged following hip fracture surgery, according to a new study from George Washington University (GW), published in JAMA Network Open.
Rapid Versus Standard Recovery Protocol Is Associated With Improved Recovery of Range of Motion 12 Weeks After Total Knee Arthroplasty
With the increasing demand for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), rapid recovery protocols (RRPs) have been introduced to reduce costs and the length of stay (LOS). Little is known about the effects of RRPs on postoperative knee range of motion (ROM).
6 supplements for healthy joints
Many people take supplements to support joint health. Some take them to relieve current joint pain, while others take them to prevent pain from developing.
Common Cause of Pain With Hip Bursitis
Hip bursitis is a common problem that causes pain over the outside of the upper thigh and hip joint. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that allows smooth motion between two surfaces.