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Electrotherapy and acupuncture linked with decreased, delayed opioid use after TKA

August 16, 2017

Investigators found electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty correlated with a decrease in and later use of opioids.

Researchers performed a systematic review and found 5,509 studies of nonpharmacological interventions for postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty. Of these studies, 39 randomized controlled trials were included in the meta-analysis. Data from the articles were assessed by two reviewers for risk of bias. The main outcomes evaluated were postoperative pain and consumption of opioids and analgesics.


CMS proposes rule to reduce number of mandatory participating areas in CJR model

August 16, 2017
CMS announced a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive…
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Work interference, opioid use for pain among top reasons cited by patients for delaying TKA

August 9, 2017
Investigators found candidates for total knee arthroplasty who delayed surgery did so out of concerns about postoperative pain, opioid use for pain management and…

In patients with concurrent hip and spine pathology, does it matter which condition is corrected first?

Orthopedics Today, August 2017
With combined hip and spine disease, there is no standard answer for what is the preferred first operation. The surgeon must determine which disease is more painful…
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Functional Outcomes of Simultaneous Bilateral Versus Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, January/February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Many patients in need of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have bilateral symptoms and require surgery to both extremities…
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Systematic Review of High volume Multimodal Wound Infiltration in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Pain relief following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is challenging because early mobilization and…
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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Gender may affect outcomes after THA, TKA

March 16, 2017
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