Opioid-Sparing Protocol Cuts Opioid Use After Arthroscopy
Postoperative consumption of opioids over six weeks reduced with multimodal opioid-sparing protocol for managing pain following arthroscopic shoulder or knee surgery
New trial to ease knee pain in school kids
One in four adolescents experience pain in their kneecaps that, if left untreated, can continue into adulthood, leading to reduced physical activity and quality of life. With research highlighting the need for early intervention, a new trial from Deakin University's Center for Sport Research is exploring whether changing the type of school shoes kids wear could be part of the solution.
Uncemented hip hemiarthroplasty associated with increased fracture risk, complications
Despite decreased operative times, uncemented hip hemiarthroplasty was associated with increased risk of fractures and complications compared with cemented hip hemiarthroplasty, results showed.
Kinematic alignment versus mechanical alignment in total knee arthroplasty: An up-to-date meta-analysis
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy and imaging parameters of kinematic alignment (KA) and mechanical alignment (MA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and to evaluate whether patients undergoing KA-TKA benefited more than those undergoing MA-TKA.
A workout for cartilage implants
Whether arising from being felled on the soccer pitch or a seemingly harmless collision with a coffee table, a minor injury to the cartilage in your knee can have major consequences. In the worst case, the weak spot gives rise to severe arthritis and an artificial knee is the only hope. However, if the problem is caught early, further deterioration could be prevented by a patch repair.