Posts for Joint replacement

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The silver solution for knee implants

Practice Management - 1 February, 2018

Harry Hothi and the Smart Spacer Project team discussed the use of silver coatings on knee implants to reduce the risk of infection. The demand…

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Surgeon’s views on Premium implants in total joint arthroplasty

Surgery - 18 January, 2018

Refunds of total joint arthroplasty and the increased costs of implants have led many hospitals to restrict access to newer, more expensive total joint arthroplasty…

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A cross-sectional study: locomotive syndrome

Case studies - 23 November, 2017

The concept of “locomotive syndrome” is the circumstances in which elderly people need nursing care services or are at high risk of requiring such services…

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The influence of gender on TKA and THA

The influence of gender on TKA and THA

Case studies - 13 April, 2017

Do age and gender really have any influence on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroscopy (THA)? Debates have emerged on this topic and…

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Hip replacements increasing in younger patients

Case studies - 23 March, 2017

Total hip replacements in the United States have been rising, especially among adults in early middle age, and surgeons say even people in their 20s…

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Surgical site infections are influenced by operating room quality

Surgical site infections are influenced by operating room quality

Surgery - 5 January, 2017

It is almost inevitable to consider that the rate of surgical site infections are strongly influenced by the operating room quality. The structural features of…

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Disease and lower reported outcomes undergoing total knee arthroplasty

Disease and lower reported outcomes undergoing total knee arthroplasty

Radiology - 29 December, 2016

A total knee arthroplasty has been performed on a vastly number of younger patients with osteoarthritis and a few studies have shown prevalence of residual…

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PRE-OPERATIVE PLANNING FOR A TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT

Pre-operative planning for a total joint replacement

Preoperative planning - 7 October, 2016

Pre-operative planning should be a priority in primary total joint replacement, it either happens for the knee or hip. A pre-operative analysis helps the surgeon…

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DO SPORTS INJURIES ALWAYS LEAD TO SURGERY?

Do sports injuries always lead to surgery?

Preoperative planning - 7 October, 2016

As a surgeon, your diagnosis on a patient’s injury must be always a high focus procedure. When it comes to sports, this procedure needs to…

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PREPARING PATIENTS FOR A KNEE REPLACEMENT: THE PROCEDURES

Preparing patients for a knee replacement: the procedures

Arthroplasty - 29 September, 2016

A knee replacement will be performed when the knee is severely damaged mostly caused by arthritis or injury. It works when it becomes hard for…

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