Surgery

Losing 20 lb improves knee replacement outcomes

(HealthDay)—Losing at least 20 lb before total knee arthroplasty is associated with better outcomes among morbidly obese patients, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Medications

Opioid safety initiative can decrease opioid prescriptions

(HealthDay)—The Opioid Safety Initiative has been effective for decreasing opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, according to a study published online May 30 in Anesthesiology.

Surgery

Home care for knee replacement patients aids in recovery

A team of physical therapy researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have conducted one of the first full-scale studies to assess the effectiveness of in-home physical therapy care for patients who have ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

ACR: walking each day may cut risk for TKA over five years

(HealthDay)—For individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA), replacing time not walking with walking at moderate-to-vigorous intensity is associated with reduced risk for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) over five years, according ...

Cardiology

Aspirin, anticoagulants similarly prevent VTE after TKA

(HealthDay)—Among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), aspirin alone may provide protection against postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) that is similar to that of other anticoagulants, according to ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Reproductive, hormonal factors tied to knee OA in women

(HealthDay)—Female reproductive and hormonal factors are associated with incidence of knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Better implants key to repair damaged knees

People whose knees have been affected by osteoarthritis, also known as the 'wear and tear' arthritis, often have to get knee implants to repair the damage. But if a knee implant does not fit the specific individual, it can ...

Medications

Benefit of liposomal bupivacaine for pain in TKA questioned

(HealthDay)—Liposomal bupivacaine use in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty is not associated with clinically meaningful reductions in inpatient opioid use, resource utilization, or opioid-related complications, ...

Surgery

Less pain post TKA with addition of peripheral nerve blocks

(HealthDay)—Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and adductor canal block (ACB) to periarticular injection (PAI) is associated with less pain after total ...

Surgery

After knee replacement, play on

(HealthDay)—Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports—such as skiing, tennis and dancing—without worrying that high-impact activities might compromise their new joint, a small, new study finds.

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