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Knee Pain: When Joint Replacement is the Best Option

Knee replacement surgery has become increasingly more common over the last 15 years, mainly because the obesity epidemic has increased the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee. More than 600,000 total knee replacements (TKRs) are performed each year in the U.S., according to figures from the Agency for Healthcare

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Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It? (Dec., 3)

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Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It?

Knee pain becomes an all-too-common ailment as you age. In fact, one-third of doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain are knee-related. Yet for many older adults, achy knees and growing lack of mobility are often the result of osteoarthritis (OA). “This is an age-related ‘wear and tear’ type of

One-Third of Total Knee Replacements Classified “Inappropriate”

Thirty-four percent of knee replacements performed over a 20-year period were classified as “inappropriate” in a study published online in the June 30, 2014, edition of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., mostly to repair the damage caused by osteoarthritis (OA). The

Identifying Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Complications

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine have developed two new ways to identify candidates who are at risk for complications following hip and knee replacement surgery.
“There is a need to better identify and predict post-operative complications so we can intervene and provide timely follow-up care,” says

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Bisphosphonates May Prevent Knee Surgery
If you’re a woman with knee osteoarthritis, taking bisphosphonates may help reduce your need for having knee replacement surgery, according to a recent study conducted in the UK. The study found that women who took bisphosphonates were 27 percent less likely to undergo knee replacement surgery

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

Knee Replacement Put to the Test

Every year, more than 670,000 total knee replacements are performed in the United States. But few studies have compared knee replacement with nonsurgical treatment. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (October 2015) compared total knee replacement surgery with a nonsurgical regimen in 100 people with moderate-to-severe

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

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