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30-05-2019 | Arthroplasty | News

FDA approves first diagnostic test for joint replacement infections

The US FDA has approved a diagnostic test to aid detection of infections in the synovial fluid surrounding prosthetic joints in patients being considered for revision surgery.

08-05-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Risk factors for falls after joint replacement described

The authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis have identified several modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for falls following hip or knee replacement.

29-04-2019 | Total knee replacement | Highlight | News

Home-based rehabilitation ‘appropriate’ after uncomplicated TKR

Clinic-based or inpatient rehabilitation programs are not superior to home-based programs for individuals who undergo total knee replacement without complications, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Home-based rehabilitation ‘appropriate’ after uncomplicated TKR

Clinic-based or inpatient rehabilitation programs are not superior to home-based programs for individuals who undergo total knee replacement without complications, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis.

01-03-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Delayed exercise interventions offer unclear benefits after TKR

The benefits of later-stage exercise programs after total knee replacement are unclear, say researchers, who found a disconnect between patient-reported outcomes and performance-based tests.

26-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Pros and cons of knee replacement options reviewed

Patients undergoing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty have shorter hospital stays and fewer early complications than those receiving total knee arthroplasty but are more likely to need a revision within 5 years, results of a large meta-analysis show.

21-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Shoulder replacement surgery riskier than previously thought

Study findings published in The BMJ suggest that the risk for serious adverse events following shoulder replacement surgery is greater than previously considered, and the likelihood of requiring revision surgery is elevated in younger patients.

Longevity of hip, knee replacements in OA patients estimated

Two meta-analyses published in The Lancet provide estimates for how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last in patients with osteoarthritis.

15-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Longevity of hip, knee replacements in OA patients estimated

Two meta-analyses published in The Lancet provide estimates for how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last in patients with osteoarthritis.

Ibuprofen may be a ‘reasonable option’ for analgesia after hip replacement

Patients who are treated with ibuprofen alone experience comparable pain control in the first day after hip replacement to those give acetaminophen plus ibuprofen, findings from the PANSAID trial suggest.

12-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Ibuprofen may be a ‘reasonable option’ for analgesia after hip replacement

Patients who are treated with ibuprofen alone experience comparable pain control in the first day after hip replacement to those give acetaminophen plus ibuprofen, findings from the PANSAID trial suggest.

04-01-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Payment program linked to reduced joint replacement spending

Implementation of a bundled-payment program has led to a “modest reduction” in spending on knee and hip replacement operations in the USA, say researchers.

24-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | News

Similar pain benefits with surgery and physical therapy for osteoarthritis meniscal tear

Patients with osteoarthritis who have degenerative meniscal tear experience pain relief with either physical therapy or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, show 5-year MeTeOR data.

27-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Declining rates of knee arthroscopy in a US population

Rates of knee arthroscopy in Florida have decreased in recent years, study findings indicate.

Updated EULAR guidance for managing hand OA published

EULAR has issued updated recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis based on current evidence and expert opinion.

30-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Updated EULAR guidance for managing hand OA published

EULAR has issued updated recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis based on current evidence and expert opinion.

Oral OA therapy not linked to knee replacement risk

Exposure to oral osteoarthritis therapies is unlikely to be a risk factor for requiring knee replacement, suggests an analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative database.

28-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis

Kloppenburg M et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213826

28-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Oral OA therapy not linked to knee replacement risk

Exposure to oral osteoarthritis therapies is unlikely to be a risk factor for requiring knee replacement, suggests an analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative database.

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