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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 […]

One-third of Knee Replacements Performed in U.S. are Unnecessary, According to New Study

U.S. researchers studying 175 people who had total knee replacement surgery found only 44 percent of those procedures were “appropriate.” Thirty-four percent, they said, were “inappropriate” and 22 percent were “inconclusive.” Inappropriate cases are those where the risks of the surgery outweigh the benefits. In inconclusive cases, the risks and benefits are about equal. […]

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 […]

Physical Therapy, Alone, Shown to be Effective Treatment for Knee Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis

A new study suggests physical therapy provides similar improvements in physical function and pain relief as commonly done orthopedic surgery to repair torn menisci in the knees.

Having knee pain due to a meniscus tear is common, especially among adults older than 45 years. The meniscus is an important supporting structure in the knee, […]