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2014-07-08 10:15:27

University of Oxford Partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement, according to a new study published in The Lancet today (July 8). A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons, found that: Although the risk of life-threatening complications from knee replacement surgery is very small, people who undergo total knee replacement are four times more likely to die in the first month after...

2014-06-05 13:31:08

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of the...

2014-06-04 16:23:13

Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years ROSEMONT, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of...

2013-08-02 23:18:08

Knee Replacement Surgery Outcomes are Optimized using the VERASENSE Knee System and are Providing Patients with the Best Chance for Successful Long-Term Orthopedic Care. Boynton Beach, Florida (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Surgeons at Bethesda Orthopaedics, a part of Bethesda Health, Inc. are performing intelligent Orthopaedic knee replacement surgery with the VERASENSE Knee System, a new technology that harnesses the latest innovations in sensors, accelerometers, microelectronics and wireless...

2012-12-14 05:03:51

Choosing partial or total knee replacement today. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Knee replacement surgery has come a long way since it was first performed in 1968. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Improvements in materials and advances in surgical techniques have led to better outcomes for patients: faster...

2012-02-16 06:51:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — People who undergo total knee replacement (TKR) often gain a sense of pain relief as well as the ability to be active again, but the benefits may not stop there. New research highlights other advantages of TKR in elderly patients with osteoarthritis, including a lower probability of heart failure and mortality. Investigators reviewed Medicare records to identify osteoarthritis patients, separating them into two groups — those who underwent TKR to relieve...


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