High costs of nonoperative treatment in the year before total knee replacement

In the year before total knee arthroplasty (TKA), patients incur considerable costs for nonoperative treatments and other procedures for osteoarthritis (OA) – raising questions about the value of those procedures, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

HSS Study Could Help Surgeons Improve Mobility Outcomes After Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

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.

After Medicaid Expansion, ‘Unmet Need’ for Joint Replacement Surgery

States that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act have seen an “early surge in demand” for hip and knee replacement surgery, reports a study in the September 2, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.