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Optimize the Results of Your Knee Replacement

As the U.S. population ages, the need for total knee replacements (TKR) will rise. Currently, more than 600,000 TKRs are performed annually, and projections estimate that, by the year 2030, the number of TKRs will increase by almost 700 percent.

Pain and stiffness resulting from osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common

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

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

Shoulder Replacement to Ease Pain and Improve Function

Hip and knee replacements are common surgeries for severe pain from osteoarthritis. But if your arthritic pain is in the shoulder, there’s a joint replacement option for you too. In fact, shoulder replacement surgery is on the rise, due in part to a newer replacement option. Until about 10 years

Understand What a New Knee Can and Can’t Do

It’s been a while since your knees didn’t ache. With every new day and with every step, the pain of arthritis is there, sometimes keeping you up at night. It’s a constant reminder that you, and especially your joints, aren’t as young as you used to be.
If you’re in this

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

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