Is concern for octogenarians who have total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in an outpatient setting justified? Citing a rise in such surgeries, and given the paucity of data on this, a multicenter team took a look at the risk of complications and readmissions following outpatient TKA in patients ≥80 years old.
Results presented at the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Meeting showed synovial biomarkers did not demonstrate high prognostic utility for predicting failure following reimplantation.
Analysis of factors affecting the time for implantation of a total hip arthroplasty in patients with symptomatic primary and secondary hip osteoarthritis
Many studies have identified factors associated with an unfavourable clinical outcome or an early conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA) after joint-preserving treatment. We analysed the effect and reliability of different factors on the age at which THA becomes necessary.
Plenty of studies show the enormous benefits of regular exercise on knee health and the protective advantages it can offer in keeping the structures, tissues and ligaments of the knee protected from damage now, and later in life. As long as you clear it with your physician first, you might be surprised at the knee pain relief and active lifestyle benefits that can come with introducing exercise into your daily routine.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis where joint cartilage breaks down. Primary OA has no clear cause. Secondary OA, however, occurs as a result of an existing medical condition, joint injury, or abnormality.