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.
Study finds: “Aspirin is effective in preventing propagation of infrapopliteal deep venous thrombosis following total knee arthroplasty” honored as Knee Society 2021 John N. Insall Award Winner
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has acquired a Stryker Mako robotic system to perform robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures. The new Mako gives patients a minimally invasive option for total hip, total knee and partial knee replacements.
Avid golfers who have knee replacement surgery can take comfort that they’ll be able to return to the sport with less pain and fewer limitations on their golf swing, according to a Henry Ford Health System study published in the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
A newer uncemented knee replacement could last longer than traditional implants.