Patients with low sodium levels before or after total knee or hip arthroplasty are more likely to experience complications and other adverse outcomes, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
According to one study, iliotibial band syndrome is one of the most common injuries in runners presenting with lateral knee pain, with an incidence estimated between 5% and 14%
Leg length discrepancy after hip replacement can occur due to the size of the implants used and the measures your surgeon needs to take to ensure they are securely in place. When one leg ends up longer than the other, it's most often the leg on the side that the hip was operated on.
Measurement of plasma D-dimer levels—a test more commonly used to detect blood-clotting disorders—can provide useful information when making the difficult diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), reports a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
>Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high dose exercise therapy versus low dose in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine show that both groups had similar results.