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2012-01-17 10:13:47

Incidence of knee arthroplasty higher in women Researchers in Finland found that annual cumulative incidences of partial and total knee arthroplasty, commonly known as knee replacement surgery, rose rapidly over a 27-year period among 30 to 59 year-olds in that country, with the greatest increase occurring in patients aged 50 to 59 years. According to the study published today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), incidences...

2011-11-05 23:30:00

Based on current trends, nearly 6.5 million Americans between the ages of 35 and 84 are expected to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis in the next 10 years, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. The study also reports that people as young as 45 to 64 years old will account for more than half of newly-diagnosed cases â“ increasing the need for total knee replacements and placing an...

2011-07-14 13:20:36

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has identified patients who are at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality when undergoing knee replacement surgery in both legs at the same time. The study found that patients who have a history of significant medical problems, especially congestive heart failure or pulmonary hypertension, are at increased risk for major complications. "What we sought to do for the first time with this study, was to provide evidence-based risk...

2011-03-09 11:14:00

ST. LOUIS, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move designed to help control health care costs while still maintaining a high quality of care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri has collaborated with SSM Health Care-St. Louis to develop an alternative to fee-for-service reimbursement for total knee replacements through a bundled-payment initiative. "Anthem is pleased to work with SSM Health Care-St. Louis on this important and innovative initiative. This marks a vital step in...

2011-02-17 13:05:03

In patients at low risk for cardiovascular complications, replacing both knees at once may be preferred over replacing knees at separate times Replacing both knees in one surgery, or simultaneous total knee replacement (TKR) was associated with significantly fewer prosthetic joint infections as well as other revision knee operations within one year after surgery, compared with total knee replacements performed in two separate procedures. However, simultaneous replacement was associated with a...

2010-07-09 13:47:00

NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- While most knee replacements will function well for years, patients should be aware of the signs of failure--including increased pain or decreased function--that may require a corrective procedure known as revision total knee replacement, if necessary. "A failed knee implant is usually caused by wear and tear with subsequent loosening of the implant. Other causes are infection, instability, fracture, or stiffness," says Dr. Amar Ranawat, a hip and knee...

2010-04-22 09:43:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As evidence of its drive to return knee pain sufferers to a lifetime of physical activity, Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN, LSE: SN) Orthopaedics Division today announces the results of unprecedented testing on its VERILAST technology for knee replacement implants. After simulating 30 years of physical activity on the company's LEGION(TM) knee replacement, VERILAST technology produced an 81-percent reduction* in wear, the leading cause of...

2010-03-14 11:06:05

A research team led by Mayo Clinic has found a national trend toward younger, more diverse patients having total knee replacement surgery. The findings were presented today at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org/education/anmeet/anmeet.asp) in New Orleans. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Hospital Discharge Survey (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhds.htm) were compared for 1990-1994 and 2002-2006 for patients...

2009-02-20 10:07:30

 A new study released today found blacks remain less likely than whites to undergo total knee replacement, an important intervention for reducing pain and improving physical function among those with disabling knee osteoarthritis. The study also found total knee replacements are increasing substantially in both populations. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the research underscores the need for healthcare providers and people of all races to take proactive measures in preventing and...


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