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Obesity is Roadblock to Successful Knee Replacement

Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing osteoarthritis, which might lead to the need for total joint replacement, but it also boosts the potential for problems after total knee replacement surgery. A new review of studies suggests obese patients who have total knee replacement surgery are more likely to experience infections and other […]

Scientific Evidence Lacking for Long-term Safety, Effectiveness of Knee Replacement Implants

There are hundreds of thousands of knee replacements performed each year in the U.S. alone, yet little is known about the long-term safety and effectiveness of the implants used for total knee replacements worldwide, according to a seminar published March 5, 2012 in The Lancet.

There are many types of knee replacement implants available […]

New research: Those Who are Dependent on Narcotics before Knee Replacement Experience Worse Results

People who grow to depend on opioids, or narcotic pain relievers, for pain management and relief prior to having knee replacement surgery have more difficulty recovering from the surgery, according to a study published Nov. 2, 2011 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Not only did opioid-dependent knee replacement patients tend to have […]

Blood Clot Risk Remains Among Knee Replacement Patients

Orthopedic surgeons use blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots from knee replacement surgery. Yet, clot formation remains relatively high among some patients, according to a study in the July 2011 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. […]