New Study Shows Underutilization of TKA in OA Patients

A new study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, “Examining Timeliness of Total Knee Replacement Among Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis in the U.S.: Results from the OAI and MOST Longitudinal Cohorts,” looked at utilization for total knee arthroplasty...

JOA Study Says TXA OK for High Risk Patients

A study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty sought to determine the risk of complications from tranexamic acid (TXA) in total hip and total knee arthroplasty. Researchers retrospectively examined 38,220 high-risk and low-risk cases. They...

Applications Due for 2020 Spring FARE Grant

Initial applications for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) fall cycle grant are due by Saturday, February 1, 2020. The application, which serves as the Letter of Intent (LOI), will be reviewed by the AAHKS Research Committee, and a decision...

Recognizing and Treating Metal Allergy

AAHKS members were interviewed for the January Orthopedics Today cover story about the challenges of diagnosing metal allergy in total joint arthroplasty patients. Whether surgeons can determine if a patient has a metal allergy prior to surgery or is experiencing a...

VTE, Opioid-use Lower in UKR than TKR

A study published in The Lancet, “Opioid use, postoperative complications, and implant survival after unicompartmental versus total knee replacement: a population-based network study,” showed unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) patients used less opioids...

London Study Says Marathons Good for Knees

The New York Times reported on a prospective cohort study published in the British Medical Journal Open Sport & Exercise Medicine journal that asked, “Can marathon running improve knee damage in middle-aged adults?” The article cites previous studies that showed...
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