- 100,000th Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Procedure Performed in the U.S. with Stryker’s Mako System
- 35 Year Follow Up for THR Patients 50 and under
- AAOS to CMS: Decision for outpatient TKA should remain patient-surgeon choice
- Advantage Ceramic Total Hip Replacement Devices 2013
- AJRR Releases First-Ever Patient Annual Report
- Alternative Bearing Surfaces in THR
- Anesthesia and Control of Operative Blood Loss THR
- Are You a Candidate For THR Surgery By Joel Matta
- Articles about Total
HSS Researchers Recommend Simple Blood Test to Identify Patients in Need of Interventions to Reduce Potential for Cardiac Event
New York, NY—July 31, 2017
A new study published today in the HSS Journal, the leading journal on musculoskeletal research, found the incidence of myocardial ischemia (defined by an elevated troponin level) after major orthopedic surgery in patients with cardiac risk factors is high, although the incidence of serious cardiac complications remains low. Hospital for … Read the Rest
Also, HSS ranked No. 3 in Rheumatology
New York, NY—August 8, 2017
For the eighth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals 2017-2018” survey. HSS has also been recognized as a leader in rheumatology, ranking No. 3 in the nation.
“We are honored and proud that this marks the 26th consecutive year HSS has
AAOS New’s Release September 06, 2017
Original Press Release Here
Washington, DC–On August 30, 2017, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its “Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems” proposed rule. The comments highlight a number of concerns, including those related to computed/digital radiography changes, social risk factors and risk stratification, physician-owned hospitals, and needed health care system … Read the Rest
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed an antibiotic-releasing polymer that may greatly simplify the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection, and in a recent report published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, they describe how implants made from this material successfully eliminated 2 types of prosthetic infection in animal models.
“Our finding that polyethylene, the most commonly used weight-bearing surface in total joint surgery, can be made to safely and effectively release … Read the Rest
Published to inform the public about hip and knee replacement surgery in the U.S
Rosemont, Ill. – July 24, 2017 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a clinical data registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has published the 2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, the first-ever patient summary of the clinical data available in its Annual Report.
As a multi-stakeholder organization, AJRR takes great pride in … Read the Rest
Results from this study demonstrated the infection burden for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty increased over 6 years among international arthroplasty registries…
Findings showed the infection burden for THA in 2015 was a 97% unweighted average…
…previous averages were from 2012, 2013, and 2014 for THA were 0.87%, 0.93% and 0.94%,… Read the Rest
July 5, 2017 – Rate of joint replacement in patients with RA declined after inclusion of biologics in treatment guidelines
MADRID — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the incidence of knee and hip replacement declined after the introduction of biologics to national treatment guidelines, according to a recently published analysis.
“Our findings show a clear downward trend in these two operations in [rheumatoid arthritis] RA patients in Denmark since the additions … Read the Rest
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK has called for longer-term monitoring of all patients fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants, as a precautionary measure, in an update to its original guidance issued in 2012.
“MHRA, in colsultation with its independent Metal-on-Metal Expert Advisory Group (MoM EAG), has continued to monitor the performance of MoM hip joint articulations for the occurrence of soft tissue … Read the Rest
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – New York, NY, United States, 2017/06/28 – Persistence Market Research (PMR), in its report, estimates global hip replacement market to reach 4.1% CAGR during 2016-2024. The report also focuses on key trends and factors driving the growth of hip replacement market.
Hip bone infection, the rising problem of arthritis, hip fractures, manufacturers extending product line, clinicians concerned about patient safety, rising innovation and new hip implants including 3D printing technology … Read the Rest
New guidelines have been released regarding the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement.
The guidelines, published in Arthritis Care & Research, aim to reduce the risk of joint infection post-surgery, according to the authors.
“Patients with rheumatic diseases who have joint replacement surgery are at increased risk for joint infection, a potentially devastating complication,”…
…The primary recommendations included: non-biologic DMARDs can be continued throughout … Read the Rest
The Orthopedic News Network estimated that about 460,000 people had hip replacements in 2010, and approximately 56,000 of those were revisions. Because hip replacements are on the rise in people under 60 (reports the Huffington Post and BBC News in 2016) doctors predict more hip revision surgeries.
Data from the Orthopedic Registry in both Australia and the United Kingdom indicate that only five percent of patients who receive total hip replacements … Read the Rest
New hip replacement implant system builds on ConforMIS’s customized knee replacement technology and positions Company to expand in global orthopedics market
Billerica, Mass. – June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that offers knee replacement implants customized to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, today announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance of the Company’s primary iTotal Hip replacement system.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a2f06ce1-6e8f-4f5e-b521-0a2f9b95aef4
“Having … Read the Rest