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It Doesn't Take Much Weight Gain to Raise Odds for Knee Trouble

A person doesn't have to pack on very many extra pounds before their risk of needing a knee replacement increases substantially, a new evidence review has found.

Weight gain of just 11 pounds increases a woman's odds of needing total knee replacement surgery by one-third, and a man's by one-quarter, researchers rep...

Knee Trouble? Losing Weight May Help Slow Arthritis

Losing excess weight may not only help prevent knee arthritis, but also slow its progression in people who already have the condition, a recent study suggests.

Researchers found that among over 9,000 middle-aged and older adults, those who managed to shed some extra weight benefited their knees in two ways...

Taking a Shot at Pain Relief After Knee Replacement

Researchers may have found a new way to help ease the pain of knee replacement surgery: infusing morphine directly into the shin bone.

The findings come from a recent study of 48 patients undergoing

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  • August 18, 2022
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  • Rehab: What to Expect After Your Knee Replacement

    Most people who have had a knee replacement would agree that the procedure brings relief from pain.

    And following a comprehensive rehabilitation plan can make recovery quicker and easier, and improve long-term mobility, according to doctors at Penn Medicine, in Pennsylvania.

    Typic...

    Having a Hip, Knee Replacement? Some Tips to an Optimal Recovery

    If you're one of the estimated one million Americans having total hip or knee replacement surgery this year, some lifestyle changes might improve your chances of a good outcome, an expert says.

    Lose weight safely through diet and exercise before surgery, said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Abdel. The ...

    Black Patients Less Happy With Care After Knee, Hip Replacement

    Recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery can be tough for anyone, but a new study from one hospital showed that Black patients were less likely than white patients to be satisfied with their care after the procedure.

    Researchers reviewed survey responses from more than 2,500 people who un...

    Knee Replacement in Folks Over 80: Less Risky Than You Think

    Knee replacement surgery is increasingly common among people over 80 sidelined with knee pain, and the procedure isn't as hazardous for them as often assumed.

    That's the main message from a new study of more than 1.7 million seniors who underwent knee replacement surgery.

    The findings come as no surprise to Dr. Thomas Fleeter, whose oldest knee replacement patient was 96.

    Age ...

    Is a Night in the Hospital Necessary After Hip, Knee Replacement?

    For many people undergoing total hip or knee replacement, same-day surgery is a safe option, new research shows.

    Among folks in overall good health, the study of nearly 1.8 million patients found similar post-op complication rates among those who had outpatient joint replacement surgery compared to those who spent a night or two in the hospital.

    "Careful patient selection is the ke...

    Are Cortisone Injections Good or Bad for Arthritic Knees?

    Cortisone injections have gotten a bad rap in recent years as a treatment for arthritis pain, because steroids are known to damage cartilage and could potentially cause the joint to further deteriorate.

    But a new study suggests that if used wisely, cortisone shots are as safe as another type of injection used to treat

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  • December 21, 2021
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  • Certain Meds Raise Odds for Delirium After Surgery

    Older adults have a higher risk of delirium after hip and knee surgery if they're taking anxiety, depression or insomnia drugs, researchers say.

    "Our findings show that different classes of medicine are riskier than others when it comes to causing delirium after surgery, and the older the patients are, the greater the risk," said lead study author Gizat Kassie. He is a postdoctoral resear...

    Acupuncture During a Knee Replacement Could Lessen Post-Surgical Pain

    After knee replacement surgery, many patients experience a level of pain that has them reaching for prescription opioid painkillers. Now new research suggests that using acupuncture during the operation may help reduce that pain without raising the risk of addiction.

    "The opioid epidemic has been in the news and on our minds for years and has created an urgency for us to seek alternatives...

    Knee Replacement Won't Keep Golfers Off the Course

    Golf after total knee replacement is apparently par for the course.

    Researchers say most golfers can return to the links within five months of surgery and play as well -- or as poorly -- as they did before.

    "A lot of patients come to the office wondering when they're going to be able to play or if they are going to ever be able to play, and if they can expect to be better or worse a...

    One-Dose Blood Thinner Could Slash Blood Clot Risk After Knee Replacement

    Anyone who's ever undergone knee replacement understands the real and troubling risk of post-op blood clots. Many patients are told take a daily blood thinner pill long after their procedure.

    But a new study finds that a one-time injection of an experimental blood thinner called abelacimab may greatly reduce the odds for these clots in recovering knee replacement patients.

    The rese...

    Many U.S. Seniors May Need Better Knee Arthritis Care

    Just a fraction of older Americans with arthritic knees try physical therapy, pain-relieving injections or other more conservative measures before undergoing knee replacement surgery, new research shows.

    And this may be driven by what type of doctor they see to treat their achy knees, as well as where they live, the study findings suggest.

    Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartila...

    Beta-Blocker Heart Meds Might Lower Arthritis Risk

    Commonly used beta blocker heart medicine may also reduce the risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis and pain, a new study suggests.

    "Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects 15% of the general population," said study co-authors Georgina Nakafero and Abhishek Abhishek, from the University of Nottingham in England.

    In a joint statement to Healio Rheumatology

    A Vitamin Could Be Key to Women's Pain After Knee Replacement

    Older women with low levels of vitamin D may have more pain after total knee replacement than those with adequate levels of the nutrient, a new study suggests.

    Vitamin D is an important part of a healthy diet, and its benefits include protecting against bone disease and maintaining soft tissue health.

    Estrogen deficiency, inactivity and a lack of sun exposure have been linked w...

    Knee Replacement a Good Option, Even for Severely Obese: Study

    Total knee replacement is a cost-effective treatment for extremely obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a new study claims.

    The painful condition affects more than 14 million U.S. adults, and total knee replacement is often recommended to treat advanced knee osteoarthritis.

    However, concerns about increased risks of poor wound healing, infection and implant failure make some ...

    A Noninvasive Alternative for Painful Arthritic Knees

    For those who suffer painful arthritis in their aging knees, new research suggests a noninvasive treatment might deliver lasting relief.

    Called genicular artery embolization, the roughly two-hour catheter treatment involves a once-and-done injection of tiny hydrogel particles into arterial pathways in the knee joint. The goal: To decrease overall blood flow in the joint, and thereby marke...

    Knee Procedure Done Earlier Might Prevent Knee Replacement Later

    For some patients suffering from knee arthritis, a special procedure may reduce the need for a total knee replacement, Canadian researchers say.

    By getting what is known as a 'high tibial osteotomy,' younger patients with less severe joint damage who are physically active might be able to delay the need for a knee replacement by 10 years or more, though they may have to search for a doct...

    Knee or Hip Replacements Cut People's Risk for Falls: Study

    People who have total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), experience fewer falls than those who don't undergo the surgery, a new study finds.

    "Osteoarthritis (OA) is the degeneration of the cartilage in our joints over the years," said lead author Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf, an orthopedic surgeon at NYU Langone Health in New York City. "As the wear and tear increases, pati...

    Could the First Drug That Slows Arthritis Be Here?

    There are currently no medications that can slow down the common form of arthritis that strikes aging knees and hips. But a new study suggests a powerful, and expensive, anti-inflammatory drug could potentially do just that.

    The drug, called canakinumab (Ilaris), is used for certain rare rheumatic conditions marked by widespread inflammation. They include juvenile idiopathic arthritis...

    A New Hip or Knee Can Do a Marriage Good, Study Finds

    After people have a hip or knee replacement surgery, doctors expect these patients will get relief from joint pain, get around easier and once again enjoy the activities they love.

    Now, a new study shows that patients' partners -- and thereby their marriage -- also reaped the benefits of the surgery.

    "It was obvious that [patients] have less suffering and they can be more a...

    Steroid Shots for Painful Joints May Make Matters Worse

    Corticosteroid shots are often used to ease arthritis pain, but a new study suggests they may be riskier than thought.

    Researchers found that among patients who had the treatment at their center, 8% had complications. Most often, that meant a worsening in cartilage breakdown in the joint. But a small number of patients suffered bone loss or stress fractures.

    Traditionall...

    Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad

    British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery.

    "This information provides me with the strong evidence I need to discuss the risk of infection with my patients undergoing knee replacement and helps us identify strategies to minimize that risk," said study co-author Dr. Michael Whitehouse. He's a cons...

    One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

    Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot, researchers report.

    Just one hour a week of brisk physical activity "is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It's very doable," said lead study author Dorothy Dunlop. She's a professor of preventive medicine at Northw...

    Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study Finds

    If you need a new hip or knee, take heart: The vast majority of these joint replacements last decades, new research shows.

    The conclusion stems from an exhaustive review of several hundred thousand joint replacements in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand.

    The researchers followed nearly 216,000 hip replacement patients for 15 years. They also tracked...