Cementless knee replacement is gaining interest among orthopedic surgeons. Using a novel MRI technique, HSS researchers found that a cementless implant demonstrated excellent biologic fixation, and even improved fixation in some areas in the joint, compared to the standard cemented implant.
Houston Methodist researchers present clinical evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of injecting pain medication directly into the tibia during knee replacement surgery for better postoperative pain management. The study revealed patients receiving a mixture of morphine and vancomycin injected into the shin bone have less pain post-surgery than those who received the infusion without morphine during surgery.
A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) could help physicians better manage patients who experience debilitating joint stiffness after knee replacement surgery. The study was presented today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting.