Retained Functional Antibiotic Hip Spacers Have High Rates of Stem Loosening, Subsidence, and Reoperation
Functional antibiotic hip spacers for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection may be retained in patients deemed too sick for reimplantation, or who elect to forego additional surgery. Our aim was to characterize reoperations, modes of failure, and function outcomes in patients who have retained hip spacers.
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a cost-effective procedure, but it is also associated with substantial postoperative pain. The present study aimed to compare pain relief and functional recovery after TKA among groups that received intravenous corticosteroids, periarticular corticosteroids, or a combination of both.
Next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) techniques show the presence of bacterial DNA in surgical specimens of hip and knee arthritis, from patients undergoing first-time total joint arthroplasty, reports a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
The 12 weeks of your knee replacement recovery period are very important. Committing to a plan and encouraging yourself to do as much as possible each day will help you heal faster. Rehabilitation begins right after you wake up from surgery.
For patients with symptomatic, radiographic, moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis of the hip or knee, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) should not be delayed in order to pursue additional nonoperative treatments, according to a clinical practice guideline issued by the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.