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At-home Rehab after Total Knee Replacement as Good as Staying at a Rehab Facility

People who receive physical therapy at home after total knee replacement surgery do as well as those who receive physical therapy while staying at an inpatient rehab facility, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

“There’s a common belief that people should go to a rehab facility after […]

Losing or Gaining Weight after Total Joint Replacement Affects Patients’ Pain, Function and Activity Years Later

Gaining or Losing weight after total joint replacement surgery affects how patients do years after having the surgery to replace worn hip or knee joints. Those who lose weight have better function and activity levels two years after surgery than those who gain weight, according to a recent study at the Hospital for Special […]

Hip and Knee Replacement Outcomes Better when Surgeons Use Regional Anesthesia

People undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgeries are at a lower risk for complications if they have regional, versus general, anesthesia, according to a new study.

While it’s not as commonly used as general anesthesia during joint replacement surgery, neuraxial anesthesia, also known as spinal or epidural anesthesia, involves injecting medication into […]

Knee Replacement Surgery: Does It Lead to Weight Gain?

A new study suggests having total knee joint replacement surgery might have an unwelcomed side effect: weight gain.

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, conducted a five-year study, reviewing medical records of nearly 1,000 knee replacement surgery patients from the Mayo Clinic Health System. They found that 30 percent of those patients gained […]