For hockey great Bobby Orr, a torn knee ligament ended his career at age 30. Orr had more than 17 knee operations, at one point having his meniscus removed—the cartilaginous tissue that helps stabilize and lubricate the knee joint. Now scientists can see in real time just how important the meniscus is.
Mobile gait analysis and feedback system could help patients walk normally after hip joint operation
Patients who have received a new hip joint must first learn to walk "normally" again after the operation. A mobile gait analysis and feedback system developed by a Kaiserslautern research team in cooperation with physicians and biomechanics shall help to achieve this goal.
Concurrent femoral head reduction and periacetabular osteotomies for the treatment of severe femoral head deformities
The aims of this study were to review the surgical technique for a combined femoral head reduction osteotomy (FHRO) and periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), and to report the short-term clinical and radiological results of a combined FHRO/PAO for the treatment of selected severe femoral head deformities.
A study recently published online by JAMA Surgery reports that the use of aspirin may be just as effective as the use of newer, more expensive anticoagulants such as enoxaparin (Lovenox) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto) in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) after primary total knee arthroplasty – which could help reduce costs for the nearly 1 million Americans who have knee replacement surgery each year.
How do the expectations of patients compare with their surgeons regarding outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy?
Our objective was to determine the frequency and strength of agreement between patients and their surgeons on preoperative expectations of the outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) surgery. We also sought to determine whether patient preoperative function and pain levels were associated with patients’ and surgeons’ expectations and to identify the motivating factors for patients to undergo PAO.