In the JournalsPerspective

TKA converted from UKA had higher revision risk vs primary TKA

December 6, 2019
Published results showed a three-fold higher risk of revision when total knee arthroplasty was converted from medial unicompartmental knee…

Subchondral bone lesions may be clinically important, treatable with bone substitute

December 6, 2019
Subchondroplasty, an arthroscopic procedure to inject a bone substitute material into chronic bone marrow lesions, may yield clinically significant…

From OT Europe

Genetic prediction of the risk for aseptic loosening and TJA being studied

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2019
Sulev Koks, MD, PhD; Christoph H. Lohmann, MD; Aare Märtson, MD, PhD
A newly accepted study in The Journal of Arthroplasty describes a genome-wide analysis to identify the genetic loci responsible for implant…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2019
EFORT Open Reviews free to read is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are online with no…

In the Journals

Decreased opioid use, increased revision risk seen after unicompartmental vs total knee replacement

December 2, 2019
Unicompartmental knee replacement compared with total knee replacement correlated with a decreased risk of postoperative opioid use and a lower risk…

Meeting NewsPerspective

BMI predicted infection after TKA better than adipose tissue

December 1, 2019
DALLAS — Results presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed BMI was a better predictor of…

THINK Surgical receives FDA 510(k) clearance for TKA technology

November 30, 2019
THINK Surgical Inc. has received FDA 510(k) clearance of its TSolution One Total Knee Application for use in total knee arthroplasty, according to a…

Feature Article

Efficacy of Adductor Canal Block With Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, November 26, 2019
This study compared the postoperative analgesic efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine as a single-administration adductor canal block (ACB) vs…

Feature Article

Reproducing the Native Posterior Tibial Slope in Cruciate-Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty: Technique and Clinical Implications

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, November 26, 2019
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) profoundly influences knee biomechanics. Using an arbitrary (often 3° to 5°) posterior tibial slope (PTS) in all cases…

Feature ArticleSupplemental Data

Outpatient Versus Rapid Recovery Inpatient Knee Arthroplasty: Comparison of Matched Cohorts

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, November 26, 2019
Increased focus on reducing the cost of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has driven greater interest in performing the procedure in an outpatient…

In the JournalsPerspective

NFL athletes had high prevalence of TKA after retirement

November 25, 2019
Retired National Football League athletes had a higher prevalence of knee replacement compared with hip replacement, with age and severe joint injury…

In the Journals

Same-day bilateral TKA not linked with higher manipulation under anesthesia, reoperation rates

November 21, 2019
Data on 4,554 patients showed same-day bilateral total knee arthroplasty did not correlate with an increase in the incidence of single or multiple…

In the Journals

Race, ethnicity associated with discharge to skilled nursing facility after TKA

November 21, 2019
Published results showed African American patients were more likely to be referred to inpatient rehabilitation facilities or skilled nursing…

Meeting News

Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic…

FDA advisory committee: More data, consistent testing needed for metal-containing implants

November 18, 2019
The Immunology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recently met to provide advice and recommendations to the FDA about…

Meeting News

Education triples the rate of properly disposed, unused opioid pills after THA, TKA

November 15, 2019
DALLAS — According to a presenter at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, education about proper disposal of…

Meeting News

Online ratings were high for orthopedic surgeons in single metropolitan area

November 15, 2019
DALLAS — Among 11,535 online reviews of orthopedic surgeons in the Cleveland metropolitan area evaluated in April 2019, the surgeons’…

Meeting News

TKA fixation, dual-mobility hip findings included in sixth AJRR report

November 12, 2019
DALLAS — The American Joint Replacement Registry, which is the official registry of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, includes…

Meeting News

AAHKS Women in Arthroplasty Committee addresses diversity, mentorship

November 11, 2019
DALLAS — Two events held here helped showcase the goals of the new Women in Arthroplasty Committee of the American Association of Hip and Knee…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Tourniquet use did not change TKA surgical factors

November 10, 2019
DALLAS — A randomized controlled trial conducted to study results of total knee arthroplasty performed by four orthopedic surgeons at two sites…