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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209371/the-effect-of-patient-age-at-intervention-on-risk-of-implant-revision-after-total-replacement-of-the-hip-or-knee-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Lee E Bayliss, David Culliford, A Paul Monk, Sion Glyn-Jones, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Andrew Judge, Cyrus Cooper, Andrew J Carr, Nigel K Arden, David J Beard, Andrew J Price
BACKGROUND: Total joint replacements for end-stage osteoarthritis of the hip and knee are cost-effective and demonstrate significant clinical improvement. However, robust population based lifetime-risk data for implant revision are not available to aid patient decision making, which is a particular problem in young patient groups deciding on best-timing for surgery. METHODS: We did implant survival analysis on all patients within the Clinical Practice Research Datalink who had undergone total hip replacement or total knee replacement...
February 13, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196043/measures-of-the-appropriateness-of-elective-orthopaedic-joint-and-spine-procedures
#2
Jeffrey N Katz, Amelia R Winter, Gillian Hawker
Total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty are 2 of the most commonly performed elective orthopaedic procedures. They are remarkably successful in relieving pain and improving function in individuals with advanced, symptomatic arthritis. Since, in addition to providing benefits, these procedures pose risks, it is important to provide clinicians with guidance in determining which patients should undergo total joint replacement surgery. The development of the RAND approach in 1986 and its application to total hip and knee replacement have enabled clinicians, payers, and others to assess the appropriateness of past and current procedures for particular patients...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195304/association-between-psychological-health-and-wound-complications-after-surgery
#3
P Britteon, N Cullum, M Sutton
BACKGROUND: Surgical wound complications remain a major cause of morbidity, leading to higher costs and reduced quality of life. Although psychological health is widely considered to affect wound healing, the evidence on wound outcomes after surgery is mixed. Studies generally focus on small samples of patients undergoing a specific procedure and have limited statistical power. METHODS: This study investigated the relationship between three different measures of anxiety and/or depression and seven adverse surgical outcomes using observational data collected before and after surgery between 2009 and 2011...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185755/the-james-a-rand-young-investigator-s-award-administrative-claims-vs-surgical-registry-capturing-outcomes-in-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Joseph T Patterson, David Sing, Erik N Hansen, Bobby Tay, Alan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Administrative claims in total joint arthroplasty are used for observational studies and payment adjustments under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) legislation. Claims data have not been validated against prospective surgical outcome registries for primary total hip (THA) or knee arthroplasty (TKA). We hypothesized that significant differences in reported comorbidity and adverse event measures exist between administrative claims and prospective registry data relevant to payment adjudication under the CJR reimbursement model...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185212/economic-evaluations-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
James Brockbank, Sorrel Wolowacz
BACKGROUND: Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries are being performed with increasing regularity and are associated with a high risk of developing a venous thromboembolism (VTE). New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) may be more effective at preventing VTEs but are associated with more bleeding events versus traditional anticoagulants. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review was to identify published economic analyses of NOACs for primary VTE prophylaxis following THR and TKR surgeries, and to summarise the modelling techniques used and the cost-effectiveness results...
February 10, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184276/segregation-for-reduction-of-regulated-medical-waste-in-the-operating-room-a-case-report
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Helen Ki Shinn, Youngyoen Hwang, Byung-Gun Kim, Chunwoo Yang, WonJu Na, Jang-Ho Song, Hyun Kyoung Lim
One-third of all hospital-regulated medical waste (RMW) comes from the operating room (OR), and it considerably consists of disposable packaging and wrapping materials for the sterilization of surgical instruments. This study sought to identify the amount and type of waste produced by ORs in order to reduce the RMW so as to achieve environmentally-friendly waste management in the OR. We performed an initial waste segregation of 4 total knee replacement arthroplasties (TKRAs) and 1 total hip replacement arthroplasty, and later of 1 extra TKRA, 1 laparoscopic anterior resection of the colon, and 1 pelviscopy (with radical vaginal hysterectomy), performed at our OR...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173689/evaluation-of-geographic-indices-describing-health-care-utilization
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Agnus M Kim, Jong Heon Park, Sungchan Kang, Yoon Kim
Objectives: The accurate measurement of geographic patterns of health care utilization is a prerequisite for the study of geographic variations in health care utilization. While several measures have been developed to measure how accurately geographic units reflect the health care utilization patterns of residents, they have been only applied to hospitalization and need further evaluation. This study aimed to evaluate geographic indices describing health care utilization. Methods: We measured the utilization rate and four health care utilization indices (localization index, outflow index, inflow index, and net patient flow) for eight major procedures (coronary artery bypass graft surgery, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, surgery after hip fracture, knee replacement surgery, caesarean sections, hysterectomy, computed tomography scans, and magnetic resonance imaging scans) according to three levels of geographic units in Korea...
January 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169136/in-vitro-wear-of-ultrahigh-molecular-weight-polyethylene-and-vitamin-e-blended-highly-cross-linked-polyethylene-in-linked-semiconstrained-total-elbow-replacement-prostheses
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Oludele O Popoola, Brian L Kincaid, Kimberly Mimnaugh, Mark Marqueling
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to develop a clinically relevant in vitro elbow wear test and to compare the polyethylene wear of 2 total elbow replacement prostheses, one that uses conventional gamma-irradiated polyethylene (CPE) and one that uses vitamin E blended and cross-linked polyethylene (VE-HXPE) bushings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The test protocol applied 0° to 85° flexion-extension motions and imposed a constant 4.5° varus malalignment of the ulnar relative to the humeral implant under a variable joint load profile at a frequency of 1 Hz...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167881/poor-prognosis-of-patients-treated-for-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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REVIEW
Cynthia A Kahlenberg, Alexia Hernandez-Soria, Michael B Cross
The study by Gomez et al., "The Fate of Spacers in the Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection," evaluates the clinical course and success rate of treatment of periprosthetic joint infection with two-stage revision with spacer placement in the interim period. The current review critically analyzes the findings of this study and examines how these findings may influence patient care in the field of hip and knee replacement. Gomez et al. report sobering results of two-stage revision with spacer placement for periprosthetic joint infection...
February 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160020/diagnosis-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-using-alpha-defensin-test-or-multiplex-pcr-ideal-diagnostic-test-still-not-found
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Arnold J Suda, Marco Tinelli, Nils D Beisemann, Yoram Weil, Amal Khoury, Oliver E Bischel
PURPOSE: Diagnosing periprosthetic infection remains a challenge. Multiplex-PCR and biomarkers such as alpha-defensin are potentially useful and fast methods for detecting periprosthetic infection. This study compared these new methods with clinical assessment, conventional microbiological methods and histo-pathological examination. METHODS: Twenty-eight consecutive patients with 30 joints and a mean age of 67.7 years (range 39 to 88) with removal of total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee replacement (TKR) were included in this study...
February 4, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159557/rates-of-hip-and-knee-joint-replacement-amongst-different-ethnic-groups-in-england-an-analysis-of-national-joint-registry-data
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Michèle C Smith, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Paul Dieppe, Andrew D Beswick, J Mark Wilkinson, Ashley W Blom
OBJECTIVE: Despite a health care system that is free at the point of delivery, ethnic minorities may not always get care equitable to that of White patients in England. We examined whether ethnic differences exist in joint replacement rates and surgical practice in England. DESIGN: 373,613 hip and 428,936 knee National Joint Registry primary replacement patients had coded ethnicity in Hospital Episode Statistics. Age and gender adjusted observed/expected ratios of hip and knee replacements amongst ethnic groups were compared using indirect standardisation...
January 31, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150871/osteoarthritis-and-joint-replacements-of-the-lower-limb-and-spine-in-ex-professional-soccer-players-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Monika Lohkamp, Thilo Oliver Kromer, Holger Schmitt
After a professional career as a soccer player, the risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA) in different joints of the spine and lower limb might be increased. The extent of this problem to date is not clear. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review is to summarise the prevalence of OA and joint replacement of the lower limb and spine in former professional soccer players. Relevant databases were searched with different combinations of key words: e.g. osteoarthritis, hip, knee, ankle, foot, joint replacement, soccer...
February 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150297/time-course-and-reasons-for-90-day-mortality-in-fast-track-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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C C Jørgensen, H Kehlet
BACKGROUND: Post-operative mortality is an important adverse outcome, including in total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, whether mortality is due to anaesthetic/surgical complications, surgically induced organ dysfunction or unrelated to surgery is rarely considered. METHODS: Prospective observational study in 13,775 consecutive THA/TKAs with similar fast-track protocols and a median length of stay of 2 days. Complete 90-days follow-up through national registries, followed by review of medical records and death certificates...
February 1, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145024/psychopharmacologic-treatment-and-blood-transfusion-in-fast-track-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Silas Hinsch Gylvin, Christoffer Calov Jørgensen, Anders Fink-Jensen, Pär I Johansson, Henrik Kehlet
BACKGROUND: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other psychotropics are receiving increasing attention due to reports on inhibition of thrombocyte function and an increased bleeding risk in surgical settings. Studies in total hip and total knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA, respectively) have shown conflicting results, questioning whether the potential increased bleeding risk is of clinical importance. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Prospective consecutive collection of data on preoperative comorbidity in patients undergoing primary unilateral THA or TKA was cross-referenced with regional transfusion databases and The Danish National Database of Reimbursed Prescriptions for information regarding blood transfusions and psychopharmacologic treatment...
January 31, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142365/hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-affects-younger-people-too
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Ilana N Ackerman, Joanne L Kemp, Kay M Crossley, Adam G Culvenor, Rana S Hinman
Synopsis Although osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been considered a disease of older age, hip and knee OA can and does affect younger adults, with a profound impact on psychosocial well-being and work capacity. Obesity and a history of traumatic knee injury (eg, anterior cruciate ligament rupture and/or meniscal tear) are key risk factors for the accelerated development of knee OA, while structural hip deformities (including those contributing to femoroacetabular impingement syndrome) are strong predictors of early-onset hip OA...
February 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139190/patient-specific-instrumentation-for-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Arash Nabavi, Caroline M Olwill, Mike Do, Tanya Wanasawage, Ian A Harris
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy of total knee replacements (TKRs) performed using CT-based patient-specific instrumentation by postoperative CT scan. METHOD: Approval from the Ethics Committee was granted prior to commencement of this study. Fifty prospective and consecutive patients who had undergone TKR (Evolis, Medacta International) using CT-based patient-specific instrumentation (MY KNEE, Medacta International) were assessed postoperatively using a CT scan and the validated Perth protocol measurement technique...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122467/high-blood-metal-ion-levels-in-19-of-22-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hinge-knee-replacements
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Minna Laitinen, Jyrki Nieminen, Aleksi Reito, Toni-Karri Pakarinen, Piia Suomalainen, Konsta Pamilo, Jyrki Parkkinen, Tonis Lont, Antti Eskelinen
Background and purpose - There has been increasing alarm regarding metal-on-metal (MoM) joint replacements leading to elevated levels of metal ions and adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMDs). There is little information available concerning the prevalence of and risk factors for these adverse reactions, except with MoM hip joint replacements. We determined the levels of metal ions in blood and the rate of revision due to ARMDs in patients treated with MoM hinge total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients and methods - 22 patients with TKAs and MoM hinge connecting mechanisms were studied for whole-blood chromium and cobalt levels at 6 months, 1 year, and/or ≥2 years after surgery...
January 26, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120667/the-little-things-matter
#18
Louise Carter
My first placement in my first year of training was on an orthopaedic ward, which mainly cared for patients undergoing hip and knee replacements.
January 25, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118530/current-risk-adjustment-and-comorbidity-index-underperforms-in-predicting-post-acute-utilization-and-hospital-readmissions-after-joint-replacements-implications-for-comprehensive-care-for-joint-replacement-model
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Amit Kumar, Amol Karmarkar, Brian Downer, Amit Vashist, Deepak Adhikari, Soham Al Snih, Kenneth Ottenbacher
OBJECTIVE: Compare the performances of comorbidity indices: Charlson, Elixhauser, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) risk adjustment model Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC), in predicting post-acute discharge settings and hospital readmission for patients after joint replacement. METHODS: Retrospective study of Medicare beneficiaries with total knee replacement (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) discharged from hospitals in 2009-2011 (N=607,349)...
January 24, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116273/primary-total-hip-replacement-for-a-femoral-neck-fracture-in-a-below-knee-amputee
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Karim Masmoudi, Hédi Rbai, Ayman Ben Fradj, Jecem Saâdena, Anouar Boughattas
INTRODUCTION: Femoral neck fracture on amputated limb is an uncommon lesion and challenging to manage. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a displaced neck fracture of the left femur in a 57-year-old female. She underwent at the age of the three a below-knee amputation of the ipsilateral limb for post traumatic ischemia. The fracture was managed by a total hip arthroplasty (THA), as a primary procedure. In this article we describe our experience of this unusual entity...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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