Arthroplasty

Early Radiographic Knee OA to Joint Arthroplasty: Factors of Structural Progression

Early Radiographic Knee OA to Joint Arthroplasty: Factors of Structural Progression

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More than half of patients with no or mild radiographic knee osteoarthritis prior to knee replacement surgery progressed to severe osteoarthritis over 4 years of follow-up.

Aspirin Similar to Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis After Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Aspirin Similar to Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis After Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

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Results from the EPCAT II trial show that aspirin was not significantly different from rivaroxaban for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism after total hip or knee arthroplasty.

Use of Opioid Prior to TKA Associated With Worse Post-Op Pain

Use of Opioid Prior to TKA Associated With Worse Post-Op Pain

Researchers suggest that limiting opioid prescriptions might optimize benefits of TKA.

Guidelines for Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

Guidelines for Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

These guidelines address the use of antirheumatic drugs for adults with RA, SpA, JIA, and SLE undergoing THA or TKA.

Metal Sensitization After Arthroplasty More Likely for Women

Metal Sensitization After Arthroplasty More Likely for Women

Among patients reporting pain, women have greater severity of metal sensitization.

AAOS: Home Recovery After Joint Arthroplasty Better than Inpatient Care

AAOS: Home Recovery After Joint Arthroplasty Better than Inpatient Care

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Researchers find that patients discharged home after hip or knee arthroplasty recover as well and sometimes better than inpatient rehabilitation.

Some Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

Some Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

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Research letter examines statistics from a single private insurance plan from 2011 to 2015.

Impact of Modifiable Psychological Factors on TKA for OA

Impact of Modifiable Psychological Factors on TKA for OA

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Research finds that expectations about pain are out of line with reality and contribute to decisions that delay total knee arthroplasty in patients who may need it the most.

Effects of Peripheral Nerve Blocks on THA, TKA Outcomes

Effects of Peripheral Nerve Blocks on THA, TKA Outcomes

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A populated-based study was conducted to assess if peripheral nerve blocks would improve perioperative outcomes and resource utilization in patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.

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