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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Source: Eurek Alert

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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Study launched to see if weight loss surgery before knee replacement improves outcomes
Source: HSS

Could weight loss surgery before knee replacement improve outcomes or even eliminate the need for joint replacement in severely overweight patients? A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) aims to answer that question. Orthopedic surgeons often encourage obese patients considering knee replacement to try to lose weight before the procedure.

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Improving outcomes for serious knee injuries
Source: Medical Xpress

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a million people annually, many of them athletes.

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New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy
Source: Warwick

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, is a cause of hip pain in young adults, often mistaken for groin strain, and is probably the commonest cause of groin pain in footballers

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Health Tip: What To Expect From Joint Replacement Surgery
Source: Health Day

The most commonly replaced joints are the hip or knee. Less often, a shoulder, finger joint, ankle or elbow is replaced, the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says.

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Regional anesthesia tied to lower opioid use in TKA, THA
Source: Medical Xpress

The researchers found that for knee surgery, regional anesthesia was associated with reduced opioid consumption (P < 0.001) and less pain (P = 0.001) than general anesthesia, after adjustments for confounders.

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New hip resurfacing implant could lead to better outcomes for patients
Source: Medical Xpress

Surgeons are treating patients with a new type of hip implant that could lead to better outcomes for younger, more active people requiring surgery.

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New Hip-Replacement Study Anticipates Growth
Source: drugwatch

Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study.

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Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement
Source: HealthDay

Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.

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A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?
Source: MedicineNet

Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacementsurgery, a small study has found.

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Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain
Source: Science Daily

A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.

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Rate of hip replacement revision surgery declines in all age groups—except middle age
Source: Medical Xpress

As more patients undergo total hip arthroplasty (THA) before age 65, the rate of repeat hip surgery due to complications has risen sharply in this younger age group, reports a study in the March 21, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee): Treatment and recovery
Source: Medical Xpress

Patellar tendonitis is a knee injury affecting the patella tendon. It is common in athletes who jump and land with force.

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Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Avascular Necrosis After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Source: Healio

The immunosuppressive regimens required for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation predispose recipients to complications, including avascular necrosis. Cancer-related comorbidities, immunosuppression, and poor bone quality theoretically increase the risk for perioperative medical complications, infection, and implant-related complications in total joint arthroplasty.

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Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA
Source: Healio

Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter.

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New Procedure May Replace Traditional Hip Replacement Surgery
Source: Healthline Media

Subchondroplasty involves an injection of bone substitute. Advocates say it’s easier, less invasive, and has a quicker recovery time.

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Incidence of and Risk Factors for Knee Collateral Ligament Injuries With Proximal Tibia Fractures: A Study of 32,441 Patients
Source: Healio

Proximal tibia fractures are associated with concurrent collateral ligament injuries. Failure to recognize these injuries may lead to chronic knee instability. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for concurrent collateral ligament injuries with proximal tibia fractures and their association with inpatient outcomes

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Knee replacement infection: What you need to know
Source: Medical News today

A knee replacement infection may develop after a person has had an operation to replace their knee joint. What are the symptoms of a knee replacement infection and who is at most risk of getting one?

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Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement
Source: HealthDay

Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests.

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Risk of surgical complications up for overlapping hip surgery
Source: Medical Xpress

For patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture or total hip arthroplasty (THA), overlapping surgery is associated with increased risk of surgical complications, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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BLOG: Hardware complications in revision ACL reconstruction take careful consideration
Source: Healio

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a commonly performed orthopedic procedure with more than 100,000 reconstructions performed annually in the United States. Despite improved surgical techniques and rehabilitation protocols, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure rates range from 5% to 25%.

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Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk
Source: Healio

With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. In its annual report, the American Joint Replacement Registry listed infection as a leading cause of TKA and THA revisions from 2012 to 2016.

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What is a hyperextended knee?
Source: Medical News Today

Knee pain and injuries are widespread, particularly in very active people and athletes. A hyperextended knee is a type of injury to the knee caused by the knee bending too far backward. This painful injury is often easy for a doctor to spot and treat.

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Doctors use new procedure in patients with damaged hips to avoid replacement surgery
Source: News-Medical.net

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.

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Arthroscopic Treatment of Hip Pain in Adolescent Patients With Borderline Dysplasia of the Hip: Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up
Source: Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery

This study shows favorable 2-year outcomes in adolescent patients with borderline dysplasia undergoing labral treatment and capsular plication. Outcomes in the borderline dysplastic patients were as good as those of a control group. Although adolescents with borderline dysplasia have traditionally been a challenging group of patients to treat, these results suggest that an arthroscopic approach that addresses both labral pathology and instability may be beneficial.

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Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in Competitive Athletes
Source: Science Direct

To evaluate the minimum 2-year postoperative clinical outcomes and the rate of return to sports in athletes who underwent capsular plication for the treatment of ligamentous laxity and/or borderline dysplasia during hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and labral pathology.

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Levels of biomarkers after ACL surgery may signal severity of osteoarthritis later in life
Source: Science Daily

A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers are now highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.

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Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration
Source: Science Daily

Overweight and obese people who lost a substantial amount of weight over a 48-month period showed significantly lower degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new study.

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Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners
Source: RSNA News

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Patient factors, not procedure, linked with major complications after surgery for femoral neck fracture
Source: Healio

The risk of major postoperative complications after hemiarthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty for treatment of femoral neck fractures is influenced by patient factors, rather than choice of procedure, according to study results.

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Towards better hip replacements
Source: Healio

Patients with degenerative arthritis who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty experienced better survival compared with the general population for about 8 years after surgery, according to results.

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