Tag: knee arthroplasty

7. Surgical Interventions for Arthritis

urgery may be considered in arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act. The patient must consider his or her current symptoms and level of disability and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and

3. Falls and Loss of Mobility—Underlying Causes

Many of these underlying conditions are familiar. Others are not as well known, but can be just as debilitating. Here’s the list, in the order they are discussed.

Loss of hearing
Diminished vision
Cognitive disorders
Balance disorders
Geriatric dizziness
Stroke
Diabetes
Peripheral neuropathy
Orthopaedic injuries and procedures
Osteoporosis
Arthritis
Diet
Obesity
Metabolic syndrome
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Medications

Loss of hearing
Most of us don’t necessarily make the connection

Smoking Triples Odds of Knee Replacement Revision

It’s estimated that 42.1 million adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, and those who do increase their risk of requiring revision surgery of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) following the initial procedure, according to a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (September 2015). Researchers reviewed 436 patients who had undergone TKA

RA Patients Lack Benefit from Knee Replacement

A study reported online in Arthritis & Rheumatology (July 2015) showed that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have a total knee arthroplasty don’t gain as much pain relief or improvement in quality of life as those who have the procedure because of osteoarthritis (OA). After the procedure, the mean

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