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Cementless Mako Total Knee

January 19, 2018

Stryker’s Joint Replacement division today announced that its cementless Mako Total Knee with Triathlon Tritanium has received  market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Q4 2017. Triathlon Tritanium combines Triathlon knee implant with the latest in highly porous biologic fixation technology for a knee system that holds the promise of improved fixation and […]

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How To Achieve The Perfect Total Knee Replacement

October 23, 2017

The perfect total knee is known as “the forgotten knee”.  Patients with a forgotten artificial knee state that the artificial knee always feel normal in daily activities.  This occurs approximately 66 % of the time, according to French surgeons. Gender, age, body mass index, and preoperative pain were not predictive of outcome. Inability to fully […]

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Return to Sport and Reinjury After ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes

October 16, 2017

ACL surgery is common in high school and adolescent athletes.  Many return to sport at an average of 10 months after surgery. The most common grafts used in this age group are hamstring and patellar tendon autografts (from the patient-not cadaver). 91 % of athletes returned to sports at an average of 10 months.  The […]

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Opioids and Total Knee Replacement – Preoperative Use Detrimental

October 9, 2017

Most patients with advanced arthritis of the knee do not use strong pain pills in the year prior to knee replacement surgery.  America has an opioid epidemic with many accidental deaths and social problems linked to use of this class of drug.  Most of this use can be traced to the abuse of doctor prescribed […]

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Patient Satisfaction Quite High for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Makoplasty)

October 2, 2017

An article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty compares patient satisfaction rates at 2 years after surgery for both Total Knee Replacement and Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (also termed Makoplasty or partial knee replacement). This study confirmed that Unicompartmental Knee Replacement patients have higher satisfaction scores (86 % vs 71 %) than Total Knee Replacement patients.  […]

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Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

September 27, 2017

One of the most common orthopedic procedures is total knee replacement. This minimally invasive procedure is also known as arthroplasty. It is used to replace worn or damaged surfaces of the knees. Basically, an implant is placed as a replacement for the knee surfaces to increase mobility, relieve pain and help the patient return to […]

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Kneecap Replacement Surgery Recovery Time

Kneecap Replacement Surgery Recovery Time

September 20, 2017

The recovery time of kneecap replacement surgery depends on what type of procedure was performed, the quality of the knee surgeon and on the health and age of the individual having the surgery. However, to speed up your recovery, it is important that you follow the advice of your surgeon after the surgery. Much depends […]

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Knee Cartilage Damage Exercises

September 12, 2017

Your knee cartilage plays a vital role to the knee and other joints. It serves a natural cushion so that the joints won’t rub together. However, knee cartilage can get damaged due to injury or caused by certain medical conditions. The most common knee cartilage issue is torn meniscus. Another common cause of cartilage damage […]

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