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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828882/medication-equipment-and-supply-costs-for-common-interventions-providing-extended-postsurgical-analgesia-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-us-hospitals
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Shelby Corman, Nishant Shah, Simon Dagenais
AIMS: To estimate the cost to hospitals of materials (ie, medications, equipment, and supplies) required to administer common interventions for postsurgical analgesia after TKA, including single-injection peripheral nerve block (sPNB), continuous peripheral nerve block (cPNB), periarticular infiltration of multi-drug cocktails, continuous epidural analgesia, intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA), and local infiltration of bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension (BLIS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This analysis was conducted using a mixed methods approach combining published literature, publicly available data sources, and administrative data, to first identify the materials required to administer these interventions, and then estimate the cost to the hospital of those materials...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827053/bilateral-simultaneous-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-versus-unilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-comparison-of-the-amount-of-blood-loss-and-transfusion-perioperative-complications-hospital-stay-and-functional-recovery
#2
Ji Hyun Ahn, Dong Mo Kang, Kug Jin Choi
BACKGROUND: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is a good alternative treatment option to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for single compartment knee osteoarthritis.Several recent reports suggest that UKA results in more rapid functional recovery than TKA, together with fewer complications.Few performed a comparison of bilateral simultaneous UKA and unilateral TKA. HYPOTHESIS: Bilateral simultaneous UKA would result in fewer perioperative complications, less blood loss, less transfusion and faster recovery of short-term clinical outcomes, compared with unilateral TKA patients...
August 4, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815146/quantifying-the-relative-change-in-physical-activity-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-using-accelerometer-based-measurements
#3
Vibhu Agarwal, Mathew Smuck, Nigam H Shah
Osteoarthritis is amongst the top five most disabling conditions affecting Americans over 65 years of age and imposes an annual economic burden estimated at $ 89.1 billion. Nearly half of the cost of care of Osteoarthritis is attributable to hospitalizations for total knee arthroplasties (TKA) and total hip arthroplasties (THA). The current clinical practice relies predominantly on subjective assessment of physical function and pain via patient reported outcome measures (PROM) that have proven inadequate for providing a validated, reliable and responsive measure of TKA outcomes...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814320/intrathecal-morphine-versus-femoral-nerve-block-for-pain-control-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
#4
Yi Tang, Xu Tang, Qinghua Wei, Hui Zhang
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis aims to illustrate the efficacy and safety of intrathecal morphine (ITM) versus femoral nerve block (FNB) for pain control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: In April 2017, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cami Info. Inc., Casalini databases, EBSCO databases, Verlag database and Google database. Data on patients prepared for TKA surgery in studies that compared ITM versus FNB for pain control after TKA were collected...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811107/local-efficacy-of-periarticular-morphine-injection-in-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-trial
#5
Kentaro Iwakiri, Yoichi Ohta, Akio Kobayashi, Yukihide Minoda, Hiroaki Nakamura
BACKGROUND: The periarticular multimodal cocktail injection including morphine is currently commonly used to reduce postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Despite its analgesic effect, it frequently causes nausea, which is an adverse effect of opioids. It is inconclusive whether the intraoperative injection of periarticular morphine is effective peripherally. The aim of this study was to assess whether the addition of morphine to unilateral periarticular knee injections improves postoperative pain, range of motion, and swelling in patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral TKA...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802778/cryotherapy-treatment-after-unicompartmental-and-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-review
#6
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Morad Chughtai, Nipun Sodhi, Michael Jawad, Jared M Newman, Anton Khlopas, Anil Bhave, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: Cryotherapy is widely utilized to enhance recovery after knee surgeries. However, the outcome parameters often vary between studies. Therefore, the purpose of this review is to compare (1) no cryotherapy vs cryotherapy; (2) cold pack cryotherapy vs continuous flow device cryotherapy; (3) various protocols of application of these cryotherapy methods; and (4) cost-benefit analysis in patients who had unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: A search for "knee" and "cryotherapy" using PubMed, EBSCO Host, and SCOPUS was performed, yielding 187 initial reports...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801877/are-barbed-sutures-associated-with-90-day-reoperation-rates-after-primary-tka
#7
Daniel C Austin, Benjamin J Keeney, Brendan E Dempsey, Karl M Koenig
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that barbed sutures for wound closure in TKAs are an acceptable alternative to standard methods. However others have observed a higher risk of wound-related complications with barbed sutures. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Do 90-day TKA reoperation rates differ between patients undergoing a barbed suture arthrotomy closure compared with a traditional interrupted closure? (2) Do the 90-day reoperation rates of wound-related, deep infection, and arthrotomy failure complications differ between barbed suture and traditional closures? METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a longitudinally maintained institutional primary TKA database was conducted on all TKAs performed between April 2011 and September 2015...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801816/are-tkas-performed-in-high-volume-hospitals-less-likely-to-undergo-revision-than-tkas-performed-in-low-volume-hospitals
#8
Elke Jeschke, Mustafa Citak, Christian Günster, Andreas Matthias Halder, Karl-Dieter Heller, Jürgen Malzahn, Fritz Uwe Niethard, Peter Schräder, Josef Zacher, Thorsten Gehrke
BACKGROUND: High-volume hospitals have achieved better outcomes for THAs and unicompartmental knee arthroplasties (UKAs). However, few studies have analyzed implant survival after primary TKA in high-volume centers. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Is the risk of revision surgery higher when receiving a TKA in a low-volume hospital than in a high-volume hospital? METHODS: Using nationwide billing data of the largest German healthcare insurer for inpatient hospital treatment, we identified 45,165 TKAs in 44,465 patients insured by Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse who had undergone knee replacement surgery between January 2012 and December 2012...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801208/projected-increase-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-the-united-states-an-alternative-projection-model
#9
M C S Inacio, E W Paxton, S E Graves, R S Namba, S Nemes
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to estimate the future incidence rate (IR) and volume of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the United States from 2015 to 2050 using a conservative projection model that assumes a maximum IR of procedures. Furthermore, our study compared these projections to a model assuming exponential growth, as done in previous studies, for illustrative purposes. METHODS: A population based epidemiological study was conducted using data from US National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Census Bureau...
August 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800859/the-role-of-psychiatric-diagnoses-for-outcome-after-hip-and-knee%C3%A2-arthroplasty
#10
Silas H Gylvin, Christoffer C Jørgensen, Anders F Jensen, Gunnar H Gislason, Henrik Kehlet
BACKGROUND: Surgical patients receiving psychopharmacologic treatment have been associated with adverse outcomes in total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a specific high-risk group of patients receiving psychopharmacologic treatment could be identified based upon a nationwide psychiatric diagnosis register. METHODS: From 7 different orthopedic centers, 8288 THA and TKA patients were included from January 2010 to November 2012 of which 943 (11...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800854/up-to-seven-years-follow-up-of-short-cemented-stems-in-complex-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-study
#11
Mathieu Angers-Goulet, Martin Bédard
BACKGROUND: Although primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) shows good clinical, functional and radiological results, it can be complicated by certain conditions or pathologies. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the global performance of short cemented metaphyseal stem components in patients undergoing complex primary TKA. METHODS: This is a single-surgeon prospective case series of 91 patients who underwent complex primary TKA requiring short stem fixation between January 2009 and October 2014...
August 8, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799964/the-effect-of-adductor-canal-block-on-knee-extensor-muscle-strength-6-weeks-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
Nicolas Rousseau-Saine, Stephan R Williams, François Girard, Luc J Hébert, Florian Robin, Luc Duchesne, Frédéric Lavoie, Monique Ruel
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) reduces knee extensor muscle strength (KES) in the operated limb for several months after the surgery. Immediately after TKA, compared to either inguinal femoral nerve block or placebo, adductor canal block (ACB) better preserves KES. Whether this short-term increase in KES is maintained several weeks after surgery remains unknown. We hypothesized that 48 hours of continuous ACB immediately after TKA would improve KES 6 weeks after TKA, compared to placebo...
August 9, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799446/a-simple-method-for-accurate-rotational-positioning-of-the-femoral-component-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#13
Eirik Aunan, Daniel Østergaard, Arn Meland, Ketil Dalheim, Leiv Sandvik
Background and purpose - There are many techniques for placing the femoral component in correct rotational alignment in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but only a few have been tested against the supposed gold standard, rotation determined by postoperative computed tomography (CT). We evaluated the accuracy and variability of a new method, the clinical rotational axis (CRA) method, and assessed the association between the CRA and knee function. Patients and methods - The CRA is a line derived from clinical judgement of information from the surgical transepicondylar axis, the anteroposterior axis, and the posterior condylar line...
August 11, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797875/success-rates-characteristics-and-costs-of-articulating-antibiotic-spacers-for-total-knee-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#14
Scott R Nodzo, Keely K Boyle, Sara Spiro, Allina A Nocon, Andy O Miller, Geoffrey H Westrich
BACKGROUND: The optimal type, characteristics, and success rates of articulating antibiotic spacers used during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) have not been well defined in a single series. We sought to (1) determine the success rate for three unique spacer constructs and (2) evaluate any microbiological, surgical, or patient characteristics that would influence the success rate. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent a two-stage exchange for a TKA PJI with a prefabricated spacer (PREFAB), home-made mold (MOLD), or autoclaved femoral component (AUTOCL)...
August 8, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793979/outcome-of-prosthesis-matched-and-unmatched-patella-components-in-primary-and-revision-total-knee-replacement
#15
Peter L Lewis, Ai E Gamboa, David G Campbell, Michelle Lorimer
BACKGROUND: Although knee replacements have specifically designed patella prostheses that correspond to the geometry of their femoral components, a patella prosthesis that is unmatched to the femoral component may occasionally be inserted. In revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA), an originally resurfaced patella may be left, but the femoral component revised to one that does not match the patella. Few studies have compared the outcome of matched and unmatched patella components in TKA...
August 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781014/do-aggregate-socioeconomic-status-factors-predict-outcomes-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-a-rural-population
#16
Benjamin J Keeney, Karl M Koenig, Nicholas G Paddock, Wayne E Moschetti, Michael B Sparks, David S Jevsevar
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether several preoperative socioeconomic status (SES) variables meaningfully improve predictive models for primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) length of stay (LOS), facility discharge, and clinically significant Veterans RAND-12 physical component score (PCS) improvement. METHODS: We prospectively collected clinical data on 2198 TKAs at a high-volume rural tertiary academic hospital from April 2011 through March 2016. SES variables included race and/or ethnicity, living alone, education, employment, and household income, along with numerous adjusting variables...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770298/no-influence-of-femoral-component-rotation-by-the-lateral-femoral-posterior-condylar-cartilage-remnant-technique-on-clinical-outcomes-in-navigation-assisted-tka
#17
Seong Hwan Kim, Yong-Beom Park, Dae Woong Ham, Jae-Sung Lee, Min-Ku Song, Han-Jun Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate whether cartilage thickness in the lateral femoral posterior condyle affects the femoral rotation angles on navigation and clinical outcomes of navigation-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: This is a prospective randomized study of navigation-assisted TKA. Fifty cases underwent TKA without removal of the lateral posterior femoral cartilage (Group 1), and 56 cases underwent TKA with removal of the lateral posterior femoral cartilage (Group 2)...
August 2, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768780/activity-levels-and-return-to-work-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-under-65-years-of-age
#18
C E H Scott, G S Turnbull, D MacDonald, S J Breusch
AIMS: Little is known about employment following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study aims to identify factors which predict return to work following TKA in patients of working age in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS & METHODS: We prospectively assessed 289 patients (289 TKAs) aged ≤ 65 years who underwent TKA between 2010 and 2013. There were 148 women. The following were recorded pre-operatively: age, gender, body mass index, social deprivation, comorbidities, indication for surgery, work status and nature of employment, activity level as assessed by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) activity score and Oxford Knee Score (OKS)...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768779/cost-effectiveness-of-patellofemoral-versus-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-younger-patients
#19
H Chawla, B U Nwachukwu, J P van der List, A A Eggman, A D Pearle, H M Ghomrawi
AIMS: Patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) has experienced significant improvements in implant survivorship with second generation designs. This has renewed interest in PFA as an alternative to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for younger active patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PF OA). We analysed the cost-effectiveness of PFA versus TKA for the management of isolated PF OA in the United States-based population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a Markov transition state model to compare cost-effectiveness between PFA and TKA...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767456/effects-of-anaesthesia-and-analgesia-on-long-term-outcome-after-total-knee-replacement-a-prospective-observational-multicentre-study
#20
Dario Bugada, Massimo Allegri, Marco Gemma, Andrea L Ambrosoli, Giuseppe Gazzerro, Fernando Chiumiento, Doriana Dongu, Fiorella Nobili, Andrea Fanelli, Paolo Ferrua, Massimo Berruto, Gianluca Cappelleri
BACKGROUND: Perioperative regional anaesthesia may protect from persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP) and improve outcome after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of regional anaesthesia on PPSP and long-term functional outcome after TKA. DESIGN: A web-based prospective observational registry. SETTING: Five Italian Private and University Hospitals from 2012 to 2015. PATIENTS: Undergoing primary unilateral TKA, aged more than 18 years, informed consent, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classes 1 to 3, no previous knee surgery...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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