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  • Stick to supportive shoes if you have knee pain

    A randomized controlled trial found that sturdy supportive shoes improve knee pain on walking and knee-related quality of life compared with flat flexible shoes.

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  • REGISTRY REVIEW: Partial Knee Arthroplasty in the US

    Primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures in the US. The same cannot be said for partial knee arthroplasty: According 2020 Annual Report from the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (medial and lateral UKA) accounted for just 4.1% of knee replacements in 2019, compared with 8.2% in 2012, and patellofemoral arthroplasty decreased from a high of 1.7% in 2016 to 0.04% in 2019.

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  • The Importance of Timing for Total Hip Arthroplasty and Spinal Fusion

    Managing a patient with degenerative disease in both the hip and the lumber spine – the hip-spine syndrome – presents a challenge: Which procedure should be done first? Should the surgeon start with a total hip arthroplasty (THA), or should the patient be referred to a spine surgeon for spinal fusion before THA?

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  • What to know about acupuncture for arthritis

    There are many alternative treatments to treat arthritis, and acupuncture is one of the most popular.

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  • Even for Healthy Patients, Bilateral Simultaneous TKA May Not Be Safe

    With surgeons offering total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to increasingly younger patients with osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions, the idea that both knees could be replaced during the same operation is appealing. Many of these patients still work, and by undergoing surgery only once, they minimize time off from work and, theoretically, minimize the risk of complications from a second anesthesia and hospitalization.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons