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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436379/economic-analysis-of-4221-revisions-due-to-periprosthetic-joint-infection-in-poland
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Ireneusz Babiak, Piotr Pędzisz, Jakub Janowicz, Mateusz Kulig, Paweł Małdyk
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most severe complications of total hip (THA) and total knee (TKA) arthroplasty. The aim of the study is to determine the number and type of hip and knee prosthesis revisions in Poland performed due to infection and reimbursement of the cost of septic revisions and to compare the costs of septic and aseptic revisions in Poland and other countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data published for the period 2009-2013 by the National Health Fund (NHF) were analysed and the average cost of septic and aseptic revisions was calculated...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418577/prospective-assessment-of-sleep-quality-before-and-after-primary-total-joint-replacement
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Blaine T Manning, Sean M Kearns, Daniel D Bohl, Tori Edmiston, Scott M Sporer, Brett R Levine
Sleep disruption is a common, yet rarely addressed, complaint among patients who have undergone total joint arthroplasty (TJA). This study assessed sleep quality before and after primary TJA. A total of 105 patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) prospectively completed questionnaires during the preoperative, early postoperative, and late postoperative periods. The survey included the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, current sleeping habits, and patient perspectives of sleep quality and duration...
April 18, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378007/do-shorter-lengths-of-stay-increase-readmissions-after-total-joint-replacements
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Udai S Sibia, Kip A Waite, Maura A Callanan, Adrian E Park, Paul J King, James H MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols for total joint replacements (TJRs) emphasize early discharge, yet the impact on readmissions is not well documented. We evaluate the impact of a one-day length of stay (LOS) discharge protocol on readmissions. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all primary TJRs (hip and knee) from April 2014 to March 2015. Patients who had adequate support to be discharged home were categorized into 2 groups, 1-day (n = 174) vs 2-day (n = 285) LOS groups...
March 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378003/ultrasound-gel-minimizes-third-body-debris-with-partial-hardware-removal-in-joint-arthroplasty
#4
Aidan C McGrory, Lee Replogle, Donald Endrizzi
Hundreds of thousands of revision surgeries for hip, knee, and shoulder joint arthroplasties are now performed worldwide annually. Partial removal of hardware during some types of revision surgeries may create significant amounts of third body metal, polymer, or bone cement debris. Retained debris may lead to a variety of negative health effects including damage to the joint replacement. We describe a novel technique for the better containment and easier removal of third body debris during partial hardware removal...
March 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375889/the-main-cause-of-death-following-primary-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-for-osteoarthritis-a-cohort-study-of-26-766-deaths-following-332-734-hip-replacements-and-29-802-deaths-following-384-291-knee-replacements
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Linda P Hunt, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michael R Whitehouse, Martyn L Porter, Ashley W Blom
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing primary total joint replacement are selected for surgery and thus (other than having a transiently increased mortality rate postoperatively) have a lower mortality rate than age and sex-matched individuals do. Understanding the causes of death following joint replacement would allow targeted strategies to reduce the risk of death and optimize outcome. We aimed to determine the rates and causes of mortality for patients undergoing primary total hip or knee replacement compared with individuals in the general population who were matched for age and sex...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353088/validation-of-the-mini-oakhqol-for-use-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-in-spain
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Marta Gonzalez Sáenz de Tejada, Amaia Bilbao, Carmen Herrera, Lidia García, Cristina Sarasqueta, Antonio Escobar
The Mini-Osteoarthritis Knee and Hip Quality of Life (Mini-OAKHQOL) questionnaire osteoarthritis is specific to individuals with knee or hip osteoarthritis. The objective of this study was to perform a validation of the Mini-OAKHQOL for use in Spain in terms of its psychometric properties of reliability, validity and responsiveness. Patients with osteoarthritis from the waiting list for a joint replacement completed the OAKHQOL, Short Form 36 Health Survey and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339001/centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-comprehensive-care-for-joint-replacement-the-present-and-future-for-orthopedic-surgeons
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Craig A Hogan, Melanie F Sandoval, Lauren M Uhler
The primary aim of this article is to describe the structure and challenges of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for a total hip or knee arthroplasty within the context of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model. The secondary aims are to identify potential challenges for reimbursement and solutions to overcome challenges for the orthopedic surgeon, and to describe and compare the current and projected reimbursement structures for total arthroplasty procedures. Final decisions on reimbursement for total arthroplasty as outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are reviewed...
March 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332761/a-uk-national-survey-of-care-pathways-and-support-offered-to-patients-receiving-revision-surgery-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-in-the-highest-volume-nhs-orthopaedic-centres
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Andrew J Moore, Michael R Whitehouse, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Jason Heddington, Andrew D Beswick, Ashley W Blom, Tim J Peters
BACKGROUND: Deep prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication of joint replacement surgery. It is difficult to treat, and patients often require multiple major revision surgeries to eradicate the infection. Treatment can have negative and long-term impact on patients' quality of life. Understanding current service provision provides valuable information needed to design and evaluate support interventions for patients. AIM: This survey aimed to identify usual care pathways and support in UK National Health Service (NHS) orthopaedic centres for patients receiving revision surgery for PJI after hip or knee replacement...
March 23, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330380/rehabilitation-after-total-joint-replacement-a-scoping-study
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Deborah L Snell, Julia Hipango, K Anne Sinnott, Jennifer A Dunn, Alastair Rothwell, C Jean Hsieh, Gerben DeJong, Gary Hooper
PURPOSE: The evidence supporting rehabilitation after joint replacement, while vast, is of variable quality making it difficult for clinicians to apply the best evidence to their practice. We aimed to map key issues for rehabilitation following joint replacement, highlighting potential avenues for new research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a scoping study including research published between January 2013 and December 2016, evaluating effectiveness of rehabilitation following hip and knee total joint replacement...
March 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326404/comparing-contemporary-revision-burden-among-hip-and-knee-joint-replacement-registries
#10
Brian J McGrory, Caryn D Etkin, David G Lewallen
BACKGROUND: Hip and knee arthroplasties are common and successful procedures, however, success and durability are not guaranteed. The revision burden, defined as the ratio of implant revisions to the total number of arthroplasties in a specific period, is a measure of the steady state of arthroplasty success in a given registry. This study examines the hypothesis that revision burden would be similar among contemporary joint replacement registries and improving over time compared with historic controls...
June 2016: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316350/peek-and-cfr-peek-as-alternative-bearing-materials-to-uhmwpe-in-a-fixed-bearing-total-knee-replacement-an-experimental-wear-study
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Claire L Brockett, Silvia Carbone, John Fisher, Louise M Jennings
New bearing materials for total joint replacement have been explored as the need to improve longevity and enhance performance is driven by the changing demands of the patient demographic. Carbon-reinforced PEEK has demonstrated good wear characteristics in experimental wear simulation in both simple geometry pin-on-plate studies and in total hip joint replacement. Carbon reinforced PEEK CFR-PEEK has the potential to reduce tibial insert thickness and preserve bone in the knee. This study investigated the wear performance of PEEK and CFR-PEEK in a low conformity total knee replacement configuration...
March 15, 2017: Wear: An International Journal on the Science and Technology of Friction Lubrication and Wear
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302461/data-quality-in-institutional-arthroplasty-registries-description-of-a-model-of-validation-and-report-of-preliminary-results
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Maria P Bautista, Guillermo A Bonilla, Klaus W Mieth, Adolfo M Llinás, Fernanda Rodríguez, Laura L Cárdenas
BACKGROUND: Arthroplasty registries are a relevant source of information for research and quality improvement in patient care and its value depends on the quality of the recorded data. The purpose of this study is to describe a model of validation and present the findings of validation of an Institutional Arthroplasty Registry (IAR). METHODS: Information from 209 primary arthroplasties and revision surgeries of the hip, knee, and shoulder recorded in the IAR between March and September 2015 were analyzed in the following domains...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298375/knee-and-hip-intra-articular-adipose-tissues-iaats-compared-with-autologous-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-a-specific-phenotype-for-a-central-player-in-osteoarthritis
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Florent Eymard, Audrey Pigenet, Danièle Citadelle, Joan Tordjman, Louise Foucher, Cindy Rose, Charles-Henri Flouzat Lachaniette, Christine Rouault, Karine Clément, Francis Berenbaum, Xavier Chevalier, Xavier Houard
OBJECTIVES: Compared with subcutaneous adipose tissue (SCAT), infrapatellar fat pad (IFP), the main knee intra-articular adipose tissue (IAAT), has an inflammatory phenotype in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). We phenotyped suprapatellar fat pad (SPFP) and hip acetabular fat pad (AFP), two other IAATs, to determinate the unique signature of IAATs compared with SCAT. METHODS: IFP, SPFP, AFP and autologous SCAT were obtained from patients with OA during total knee (n=38) or hip replacement (n=5)...
March 15, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298194/patient-endorsement-of-the-outcome-measures-in-rheumatology-omeract-total-joint-replacement-tjr-clinical-trial-draft-core-domain-set
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Jasvinder A Singh, Michelle Dowsey, Peter F Choong
BACKGROUND: A patient- and surgeon-Delphi-derived Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) draft core domain set for total joint arthroplasty (TJR) trials was recently developed. Our objective was to obtain further patient stakeholder endorsement of draft core domain set for TJR clinical trials. METHODS: We surveyed two patient groups: (1) OMERACT patient partners; and (2) patients who had undergone hip or knee TJR. Patients received an introductory email with explanations about the core domain set and instructions to rate the core domains, i...
March 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291598/identifying-radiology-s-place-in-the-expanding-landscape-of-episode-payment%C3%A2-models
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Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Joshua A Hirsch, Bibb Allen, H Benjamin Harvey, Gregory N Nicola
The current fee-for-service system for health care reimbursement in the United Stated is argued to encourage fragmented care delivery and a lack of accountability that predisposes to insufficient focus on quality as well as unnecessary or duplicative resource utilization. Episode payment models (EPMs) seek to improve coordination by linking payments for all services related to a patient's condition or procedure, thereby improving quality and efficiency of care. The CMS Innovation Center has implemented a broadening array of EPMs...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264756/systematic-review-of-risk-prediction-scores-for-surgical-site-infection-or-periprosthetic-joint-infection-following-joint-arthroplasty
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S K Kunutsor, M R Whitehouse, A W Blom, A D Beswick
Accurate identification of individuals at high risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) or periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) influences clinical decisions and development of preventive strategies. We aimed to determine progress in the development and validation of risk prediction models for SSI or PJI using a systematic review. We searched for studies that have developed or validated a risk prediction tool for SSI or PJI following joint replacement in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane databases; trial registers and reference lists of studies up to September 2016...
March 7, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261533/cost-effective-mobile-based-healthcare-system-for-managing-total-joint-arthroplasty-follow-up
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Marina Bitsaki, George Koutras, Hansjoerg Heep, Christos Koutras
OBJECTIVES: Long-term follow-up care after total joint arthroplasty is essential to evaluate hip and knee arthroplasty outcomes, to provide information to physicians and improve arthroplasty performance, and to improve patients' health condition. In this paper, we aim to improve the communication between arthroplasty patients and physicians and to reduce the cost of follow-up controls based on mobile application technologies and cloud computing. METHODS: We propose a mobile-based healthcare system that provides cost-effective follow-up controls for primary arthroplasty patients through questions about symptoms in the replaced joint, questionnaires (WOMAC and SF-36v2) and the radiological examination of knee or hip joint...
January 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259492/predictors-of-patient-reported-outcomes-of-total-joint-arthroplasty-in-a-developing-country
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Jennifer Bido, Ying H Yang, Jamie E Collins, Yan Dong, Daniel A Driscoll, Luis A Alcantara, Thomas S Thornhill, Jeffrey N Katz
BACKGROUND: In response to the growing burden of joint disease, developing countries are starting to create their own total joint arthroplasty (TJA) programs. To date, there has been limited research on predictors of TJA outcomes in a developing country. This investigation uses patient-reported outcome measures collected by a medical mission to assess predictors of TJA outcomes in the Dominican Republic. METHODS: Baseline and postoperative information from 156 of the mission's recipients of hip and knee TJA was used...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245680/-local-infiltration-analgesia-in-total-joint-replacement
#19
Tamás de Jonge, Szabolcs Görgényi, Gabriella Szabó, Miklós Bulcsú Torkos
INTRODUCTION: Total hip and knee replacment surgeries are characterized by severe postoperative pain. Local infiltration analgesia is proved to be very effective. However this method has not been widely used in Hungary. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of the local infiltration analgesia with modified components in patients underwent total hip or knee replacement surgery. METHOD: Data of 99 consecutive patients underwent primary total hip or knee replacement surgery were evaluated prospectively...
March 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244911/effects-of-the-length-of-stay-on-the-cost-of-total-knee-and-total-hip-arthroplasty-from-2002-to-2013
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Ilda B Molloy, Brook I Martin, Wayne E Moschetti, David S Jevsevar
BACKGROUND: Utilization of total knee and hip arthroplasty has greatly increased in the past decade in the United States; these are among the most expensive procedures in patients with Medicare. Advances in surgical techniques, anesthesia, and care pathways decrease hospital length of stay. We examined how trends in hospital cost were altered by decreases in length of stay. METHODS: Procedure, demographic, and economic data were collected on 6.4 million admissions for total knee arthroplasty and 2...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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