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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338705/frailty-as-a-predictor-of-hospital-length-of-stay-after-elective-total-joint-replacements-in-elderly-patients
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Han Ting Wang, Josée Fafard, Stéphane Ahern, Pascal-André Vendittoli, Paul Hebert
BACKGROUND: Total joint replacement procedures are increasing in number because of population aging and osteoarthritis development. Defined as a lack of physiological reserves and the inability to adequately respond to external stressors, frailty may be more common than expected in older patients with degenerative arthritis awaiting total joint replacements. The aim of the present study was to assess associations between frailty and adverse outcomes, frailty prevalence among elderly patients awaiting elective TJR, and agreement between 2 frailty screening instruments...
January 16, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325717/factors-related-to-older-patients-fear-of-falling-during-the-first-mobilization-after-total-knee-replacement-and-total-hip-replacement
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Hale Turhan Damar, Ozlem Bilik, Ozgul Karayurt, Figen Erol Ursavas
The aim of this study was to determine fear of falling in the first mobilization and affecting factors in older patients. The study had a descriptive and cross-sectional design. Data were collected in Izmir, Turkey between February 2014 and March 2016. The sample included 204 older patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. Fifty-seven-point four percent and 42.6% of the patients had total hip and knee replacement respectively. 42.2% of the patients had a severe fear of falling when they were first mobilized...
January 8, 2018: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324457/successful-first-gait-of-a-child-with-hip-disarticulation-prosthesis-a-case-report
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Hitomi Hara, Teruya Kawamoto, Naomasa Fukase, Etsuko Katayama, Toshiyuki Takemori, Shuichi Fujiwara, Yoshitada Sakai, Kotaro Nishida, Ryosuke Kuroda, Toshihiro Akisue
An infant boy underwent hip disarticulation for infantile fibrosarcoma immediately after birth. His rehabilitation began when he was 4 months old and involved training with his left (residual) leg. He could stand with support at 12 months. His initial prosthesis fitting was performed at the age of 13 months. He could stand and walk with support at 15 months of age and could walk with no additional support and go up and down stairs at 2 years. A single-axis prosthetic knee joint was introduced at the age of 2 years 3 months...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317922/hospital-consumer-assessment-of-healthcare-providers-and-systems-scores-relating-to-pain-following-the-incorporation-of-clinical-pharmacists-into-patient-education-prior-to-joint-replacement-surgery
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Erik Hefti, Michael Remington, Charles Lavallee
Background: Pharmacist involvement has been shown to improve various aspects of patient care. Patients undergoing knee and hip replacement surgery generally experience post-operative pain and discomfort. Pain control can impact patient satisfaction, as reported by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Objective: The current pilot study aims to measure the potential impact that incorporating pharmacists into preoperative patient education programs has on the response to select HCAHPS questions...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297186/evaluation-of-the-prevalence-of-periodontal-disease-as-a-non-classical-risk-factor-in-the-group-of-patients-undergoing-hip-and-or-knee-arthroplasty
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Karolina Adamkiewicz, Anna E Płatek, Paweł Łęgosz, Maciej R Czerniuk, Paweł Małdyk, Filip M Szymański
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease is a chronic disease, causing inflammatory process that affects various organs and is associated with an increased risk of many diseases including bone and cardiovascular disease. AIM: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of periodontal disease in continuous patients scheduled for hip or knee replacement surgery. METHODS: The study was a prospective, epidemiological analysis performed in consecutive patients scheduled for total joint (hip or knee) replacement surgery...
January 3, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290333/technology-assisted-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties-an-analysis-of-utilization-trends
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Matthew Boylan, Kelly Suchman, Jonathan Vigdorchik, James Slover, Joseph Bosco
BACKGROUND: Robotic and computer navigation technology is available to surgeons for use in hip and knee arthroplasties to increase the precision of component placement. However, they do add significant costs to these procedures, and the long-term clinical outcomes and value of technology assistance for joint replacement remain unclear. METHODS: We identified 321,522 patients in Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups 469 and 470 who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty (N = 133,472) or primary total or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (N = 188,050) between 2008 and 2015 in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS)...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289415/insights-from-the-design-and-implementation-of-a-single-entry-model-of-referral-for-total-joint-replacement-surgery-critical-success-factors-and-unanticipated-consequences
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Zaheed Damani, Gail MacKean, Eric Bohm, Tom Noseworthy, Jenney Meng Han Wang, Brie DeMone, Brock Wright, Deborah A Marshall
BACKGROUND: Single-entry models (SEMs) in healthcare allow patients to see the next-available provider and have been shown to improve waiting times, access and patient flow for preference-sensitive, scheduled services. The Winnipeg Central Intake Service (WCIS) for hip and knee replacement surgery was implemented to improve access in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. This paper describes the system's design/implementation; successes, challenges, and unanticipated consequences. METHODS: On two occasions, during and following implementation, we interviewed all members of the WCIS project team, including processing engineers, waiting list coordinators, administrators and policy-makers regarding their experiences...
November 4, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284048/the-mediating-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-the-relationship-between-smoking-and-hip-or-knee-replacement-due-to-primary-osteoarthritis-a-population-based-cohort-study-the-hunt-study
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Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Alf Inge Hellevik, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Arnulf Langhammer, Ove Furnes, Gunnar Birkeland Flugsrud, Lars Nordsletten, John Anker Zwart, Kjersti Storheim
To investigate the total effect of smoking on total hip or knee replacement (THR/TKR) due to primary osteoarthritis (OA) and to quantify the indirect effect of smoking through body mass index (BMI). Participants from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (the HUNT Study) were linked to the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register to detect the first THR or TKR due to primary OA. A mediation analysis was used to decompose the total effect of smoking into a direct and indirect effect. BMI was considered a mediator in the analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258881/prevalence-and-changes-in-analgesic-medication-utilisation-1-year-prior-to-total-joint-replacement-in-an-older-cohort-of-patients
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M C S Inacio, K Cashman, N L Pratt, M H Gillam, G Caughey, S E Graves, E E Roughead
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence and change in analgesic medications use prior to joint replacement in older patients between 2001 and 2012. METHODS: A population based epidemiological study was conducted. Opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), paracetamol, corticosteroid injections, medications for neuropathic pain, hypnotics, and muscle relaxants supplied 1 year prior to total knee replacement (TKR, n = 15,517) and hip replacement (THR, n = 10,018) were assessed...
December 16, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258762/the-joint-clinic-managing-excess-demand-for-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-referrals-using-a-new-physiotherapy-led-outpatient%C3%A2-service
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David P Gwynne-Jones, Liam R Hutton, Kirsten M Stout, J Haxby Abbott
BACKGROUND: There are increasing problems with access to both outpatient assessment and joint replacement surgery for patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: Data were collected on all patients seen at the Joint Clinic over a 2-year period with minimum 12-month follow-up. Patients were assessed by a nurse and a physiotherapist, baseline scores and demographic details collected, and an individualized personal care plan developed. Patients could be referred for a first specialist assessment (FSA) if their severity justified surgical assessment...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249226/tranexamic-acid-prophylaxis-in-hip-and-knee-joint-replacement
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Matthias Goldstein, Carsten Feldmann, Hinnerk Wulf, Thomas Wiesmann
BACKGROUND: The antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid (TXA) is widely used for the prevention and treatment of hyperfibrinolytic states, such as in severe polytrauma. It can also be used for the systemic prevention of hemorrhage in elective orthopedic procedures. In this review, we assess the efficacy and risks of the prophylactic administration of tranexamic acid before major endoprosthetic surgery of the hip and knee. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective literature search in the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases...
December 1, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232265/the-value-of-preoperative-exercise-and-education-for-patients-undergoing-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rebecca Moyer, Kathy Ikert, Kristin Long, Jacquelyn Marsh
BACKGROUND: Existing evidence regarding the value of preoperative education and/or exercise (prehabilitation) for patients undergoing total joint replacement is conflicting. The purpose of this study was to conduct an updated, comprehensive systematic review with meta-analyses to determine the longitudinal effects and efficacy of prehabilitation on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: We searched 11 electronic databases (MEDLINE, AMED, CINAHL, Embase, Scopus, ProQuest, PEDro, SportDiscus, PsycINFO, and Cochrane) from their inception to May 2016 for randomized controlled trials that compared changes in pain, function, strength, anxiety, and hospital length of stay following THA or TKA...
December 12, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228407/-sport-after-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty
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Friedrich Boettner, Maximilian F Kasparek, Kilian Rueckl, Christian Liebau
The introduction of new materials and better implant coatings seems to provide the prerequisites for more intense physical activities after total joint arthroplasties of the lower extremity. Despite recent advances in implant design and materials, recommendations for sport after total joint arthroplasty have not been updated over the past 20 years. The introduction of modern uncemented fixation as well as highly cross-linked polyethylene into total hip arthroplasty allow for a more active life-style without an increased risk of loosening or complications...
December 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208013/patients-and-surgeons-provide-endorsement-of-core-domains-for-total-joint-replacement-clinical-trials
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Anh Hoang, Susan M Goodman, Iris Y Navarro-Millán, Lisa A Mandl, Mark P Figgie, Mathias P Bostrom, Douglas E Padgett, Peter K Sculco, Alexander S McLawhorn, Jasvinder A Singh
BACKGROUND: Our objective in this study was to examine whether stakeholders further endorse the core domain set proposed by the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Trials (OMERACT) total joint replacement (TJR) working group. METHODS: We emailed a survey to 3810 hip/knee arthroplasty patients and 49 arthroplasty surgeons at a high-volume arthroplasty center to rate the importance of each core domain (i.e., pain, function, patient satisfaction, revision surgery, adverse events, and death) and two additional domains (i...
December 6, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204501/academic-productivity-among-fellowship-associated-adult-total-joint-reconstruction-surgeons
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Adam Z Khan, Benjamin V Kelley, Ankur D Patel, David R McAllister, Natalie L Leong
Background: The Hirsch index (h-index) is a measure that evaluates both research volume and quality-taking into consideration both publications and citations of a single author. No prior work has evaluated academic productivity and contributions to the literature of adult total joint replacement surgeons. This study uses h-index to benchmark the academic impact and identify characteristics associated with productivity of faculty members at joint replacement fellowships. Methods: Adult reconstruction fellowship programs were obtained via the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons website...
December 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196384/trends-in-joint-replacement-surgery-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bradley L Young, Shawna L Watson, Jorge L Perez, Gerald McGwin, Jasvinder A Singh, Brent A Ponce
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed trends in large total joint arthroplasties (TJA) and in the proportion of these procedures performed on patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The US Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2012) was used to identify the incidences of total shoulder (TSA), elbow (TEA), knee (TKA), hip (THA), and ankle (TAA) arthroplasty and the proportion of these performed with coexisting RA. RESULTS: The prevalence of RA among patients with TJA increased 3...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195854/hypothermia-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-wake-up-call
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Jordan B Simpson, Vijai S Thomas, Sabir K Ismaily, Pavel I Muradov, Philip C Noble, Stephen J Incavo
BACKGROUND: Total joint patients are particularly vulnerable to perioperative hypothermia (PH) (combined effects of anesthesia, radiation, and convective heat loss from exposed skin surfaces and cool temperatures in the operating room). There are limited studies on PH in these patients. METHODS: In a retrospective review of 204 patients undergoing primary hip and 179 undergoing primary knee replacement surgeries, time and temperature parameters were collected from the electronic health records from preoperative and postoperative recovery room nursing assessments, intraoperative anesthesia records, and floor nursing notes...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188174/diagnosis-of-persistent-infection-in-prosthetic-two-stage-exchange-pcr-analysis-of-sonication-fluid-from-bone-cement-spacers
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Sandrine Mariaux, Ulrika Furustrand Tafin, Olivier Borens
Introduction: When treating periprosthetic joint infections with a two-stage procedure, antibiotic-impregnated spacers are used in the interval between removal of prosthesis and reimplantation. According to our experience, cultures of sonicated spacers are most often negative. The objective of our study was to investigate whether PCR analysis would improve the detection of bacteria in the spacer sonication fluid. Methods: A prospective monocentric study was performed from September 2014 to January 2016. Inclusion criteria were two-stage procedure for prosthetic infection and agreement of the patient to participate in the study...
2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180271/reconstructive-techniques-for-revision-and-limb-salvage-surgery-in-persons-with-haemophilia
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C Carulli, M Zago, A R Rizzo, M Innocenti
Haemophilia is an inherited haemorrhagic disease characterized by the lack of coagulative factors associated nowadays mostly to musculoskeletal complications, particularly severe secondary arthritis in specific joints. Recurrent traumatic or spontaneous joint bleeding, induce severe arthropathy at a young age that can be treated only by joint replacement. Total knee or hip arthroplasty in young subjects may fail earlier due to wear or infections and in the haemophilic population, this means bone loss, pseudo tumours and the need of revision or even limb salvage surgery...
October 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154233/objective-assessment-of-knee-proprioception-and-sensorimotor-function-in-patients-with-primary-gonarthrosis-before-and-after-knee-replacement
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Anna Hadamus, Dariusz Białoszewski
The sensorimotor system is a complicated tool allowing for maintaining body balance and responding to changing environmental conditions to prevent injury. It is difficult to objectively assess the function of balance control mechanisms due to the multidimensional nature of the sensorimotor system and multitude of variables that may interfere with the measurement. The function of the sensorimotor system is considerably compromised in osteoarthritis, including gona-rthro-sis. The knee is the second most common location of osteoarthritis, after the hip, and total or partial replacement surgery of the knee joint represents the therapy of choice in advanced stages of the condition...
October 31, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
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