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Return-to-Sport Rate After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

April 20, 2018

Eric Hamrin Senorski, PT, MSc, PhD*, Eleonor Svantesson, MD, MSc, Susanne Beischer, PT, MSc, … First Published April 16, 2018 Research Article  Can Athletes return to Strenuous Sports 1 Year after Surgery for a Torn ACL Knee?  The answer is yes, but not all. We continue to learn about return to sport after ACL knee injury.  Not all patients return to their sport.  […]

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Avoiding Complications in Total Knee Replacement Surgery – Body Weight Matters

April 7, 2018

Study: Is there a reasonable BMI criterion for TJA? A study published in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery attempts to assess various body mass index (BMI) criteria for total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The authors conducted a retrospective, cohort study of 27,671 TJAs to determine if various BMI eligibility criteria had […]

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Smoking and Surgery is a Poor Mix

April 1, 2018

It’s becoming increasingly clear that orthopaedic patients who smoke have worse outcomes than those who don’t. The clinical effects of smoking on bone and wound healing have been well-studied, and include longer times to union, higher rates of nonunion, and higher rates of infection and wound complications.  Cigarette smoke contains about 5,000 chemical agents and […]

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*Why Obesity Poses Greater Risks for Surgical Complications

March 24, 2018

    A literature review published in the May issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty attempts to define and identify areas of concern for obese patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA). “Obesity risk assessment is compounded by the fact that obesity is rarely an isolated diagnosis,” the authors write, “and tends to cluster with other co-morbidities that […]

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How Long Until My Knee Replacement Feels Normal

February 2, 2018

As a surgeon my aim is to replicate the function and feel of a natural knee when performing joint replacement surgery. Researchers measure outcomes following surgery and place a “forgotten knee score” to measure satisfaction. 6 months after replacement surgery the score is 59, 12 months after replacement surgery the score is 72, and 24 […]

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2 Supplements Might Improve Recovery after Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

January 26, 2018

Essential Amino Acids and Vitamin D might prove to be a safe and easy way to improve recovery after knee replacement surgery. One study found that 2 grams of essential amino acids (protein available OTC) daily for 1 week prior and 2 weeks after surgery will improve your recovery. Additionally, some basic science research has […]

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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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