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A simple yet effective new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may be in sight; researchers have now created a hydrogel that could absorb the excess joint fluid that arises with disease, as well as deliver medications to affected joints.
Recently published results showed patients with gout who underwent total joint arthroplasty had greater wound healing and renal complications compared with patients without gout.
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Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.
Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the importance of component positioning.
Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data..
Results of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to participate in sports postoperatively and in some cases, patients were more active in sports after surgery.
At mid- and long-term follow-up, clinical and radiographic results improved among young patients with either isolated retroversion or retroversion and hip dysplasia who underwent reverse periacetabular osteotomy for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement.
Researchers performed a retrospective review to identify 23 patients with femoroacetabular impingement secondary to acetabular retroversion and treated with reverse periacetabular osteotomy. Of the 30 hips, 10 had retroversion and dysplasia and the remaining had isolated retroversion. Preoperatively and at the last follow-up, investigators evaluated patients’ radiographs and Harris hip scores (HHS). The average follow-up for the study was 5 years.
A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.
Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve.
Results from this randomized controlled trial showed both low- and high-intensity plyometric exercise for rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction positively affected knee function, knee impairments and psychological status among patients after 8 weeks of intervention.