Tag: arthroplasty

OrthAlign, Inc. Continues Impressive Worldwide Growth in 2016, Including Milestone Achievement 56,000th Joint Arthroplasty Case
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OrthAlign, Inc. Continues Impressive Worldwide Growth in 2016, Including Milestone Achievement 56,000th Joint Arthroplasty Case

ALISO VIEJO, CA–(Marketwired – January 31, 2017) – OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company developing precision technologies for orthopedic surgeons, announced today that it grew sales by approximately 30% in 2016 versus 2015. Additionally, as of December 31, 2016, OrthAlign technology achieved another major milestone by […]

Total Joint Arthroplasty in a Stand-alone Ambulatory Surgical Center: Short-term Outcomes
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Total Joint Arthroplasty in a Stand-alone Ambulatory Surgical Center: Short-term Outcomes

July/August 2016 For decades, the average hospital stay following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) has been getting shorter. The historical standard was several weeks of hospitalization, yet improvements in perioperative care have reduced the average length of stay to a few days. Medicare recognizes a 3-day inpatient stay as the standard […]

High rate of fracture reported with third-generation CoC hip articulations
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High rate of fracture reported with third-generation CoC hip articulations

Compared with other findings regarding ceramic materials in joint articulations, results published in The Journal of Arthroplasty showed a higher rate of ceramic fracture with third-generation ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) articulations for total hip arthroplasty. Researchers retrospectively reviewed 527 patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty using a third-generation CoC articulation. READ […]

Many young, active patients reported pain after THA, surface replacement arthroplasty
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Many young, active patients reported pain after THA, surface replacement arthroplasty

By Casey Tingle Regardless of whether patients underwent total hip arthroplasty or surface replacement arthroplasty, 40% of young and active patients in this study experienced pain around the hip following surgery. A pain-drawing questionnaire investigating the location, severity and frequency of pain around the hip was completed by 420 patients […]

Study: Simultaneous bilateral TKA yielded higher complication rates vs unilateral TKA
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Study: Simultaneous bilateral TKA yielded higher complication rates vs unilateral TKA

By Casey Tingle Compared with unilateral total knee arthroplasty, patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty experienced an increased risk of overall complications, according to study results. Using the 2010 to 2012 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, researchers retrospectively identified 973 patients who underwent simultaneous […]

Persistent subacute pain soon after TKA linked with dissatisfaction at midterm follow-up
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Persistent subacute pain soon after TKA linked with dissatisfaction at midterm follow-up

By Casey Tingle Patients who experienced persistent subacute postoperative pain 60 days to 120 days following total knee arthroplasty were more likely to be dissatisfied with their procedure at midterm follow-up than patients without early pain, according to results. Researchers identified 275 patients who underwent 316 primary cruciate-retaining¬†total knee arthroplasties¬†(TKAs) […]

Better survival, fewer manipulations found with fixed vs mobile bearing TKA
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Better survival, fewer manipulations found with fixed vs mobile bearing TKA

By Casey Tingle Patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty with a fixed bearing component experienced better implant survival with respect to revision for any reason and a lower number of manipulations than patients who had a mobile bearing procedure, according to study results. Researchers randomly assigned 146 patients undergoing total […]

Prolonged length of stay seen as inaccurate measure for surgical safety in TJA
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Prolonged length of stay seen as inaccurate measure for surgical safety in TJA

By Casey Tingle Recently published results demonstrate risk-adjusted prolonged length of stay was an inadequate measure of surgical safety among patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty. Researchers analyzed coded complications and prolonged length of stay among 5,967 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and 4,518 patients who […]

Use of off-label devices increased costs and length of stay in TJA
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Use of off-label devices increased costs and length of stay in TJA

By Casey Tingle Greater length of stay, admission costs, long-term complications risks and inpatient facility discharge likelihood was found among patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty with an off-label prosthesis, according to results. Researchers retrospectively queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2000 to 2010 and identified 2,566,523 primary […]

Return to regular physical activities found with use of mobile bearing prosthesis for UKA
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Return to regular physical activities found with use of mobile bearing prosthesis for UKA

By Casey Tingle Patients younger than 60 years who underwent medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with a mobile bearing prosthesis returned to activities with most achieving a high level of activity, according to results. Researchers retrospectively reviewed data for 101 patients aged 60 years or younger who underwent medial mobile bearing¬†unicompartmental […]

Quality of life measures improved following total hip resurfacing arthroplasty
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Quality of life measures improved following total hip resurfacing arthroplasty

By Casey Tingle Patients who underwent total hip resurfacing arthroplasty experienced significant improvements in general health-related quality of life measures 6 months following surgery, according to results. Researchers included 12 studies with a total of 1,898 patients who underwent total hip resurfacing arthroplasty. The studies reported on general health-related quality […]

More complications, longer length of stay found after revision hip arthroplasty
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More complications, longer length of stay found after revision hip arthroplasty

By Casey Tingle Patients who underwent revision hip arthroplasty experienced more perioperative complications and required more operative time, more blood transfusions and a longer hospital stay compared with patients who underwent revision knee arthroplasty, according to results. Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, researchers identified 2,643 patients who […]