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Latest Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty Stories

2013-03-21 14:46:51

Anatomic differences between male and female knees have resulted in the creation and regular use of gender-specific implants. However, a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that a specialized prosthesis may not improve overall outcomes in female total knee replacement (TKR) patients. Female implants are narrower, with an atypical angle and a thinner anterior flange (front rim), reflecting the unique...

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...

2012-11-12 11:13:38

Patients who make $35,000 a year or less report better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than people who earn more, research by Mayo Clinic and the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows. The lower-income patients studied reported less pain and better knee function at their two-year checkups than wealthier people did. The study was being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington. The finding is important as physicians try to figure out why some...


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