A 68-year-old man with an ankylosed hip due to severe osteoarthritis has total hip replacement. Orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Deren, MD, says the anterior approach provides the best exposure of the fused anatomy.
Socioeconomic Disadvantage — Not Race — Drives Poor Outcomes in Joint Replacement, Shows Study
Patients with higher Area Deprivation Index (ADI) scores are more likely to have a nonhome discharge and a longer hospital stay after total knee arthroplasty, according to a Cleveland Clinic study. Socioeconomic status, as indicated by ADI score, should be considered when preparing patients for surgery.
Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery Minimises Recovery Time and Reduces Postoperative Pain
An 82-year-old patient with severe osteoarthritis of the hip resumed playing golf and tennis less than three weeks after having hip replacement surgery at Cleveland Clinic London. While recovery from conventional hip replacement usually takes six to eight weeks, anterior hip replacement surgery provides a quicker recovery that is typically less painful because no muscles are cut during surgery.
How Old Is Too Old for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty?
Patients who had total hip arthroplasty at age 80 or older reported the same pain relief and satisfaction outcomes as patients ages 65-79, according to a Cleveland Clinic study.
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Can the NarxCare Score Predict Adverse Outcomes in Total Hip Arthroplasty?
Findings from a recent study show for the first time that a higher NarxCare score is associated with adverse outcomes following total hip arthroplasty.
AI and Arthroplasty: New Study Shows 99% Accuracy of Implant Identification
Using artificial intelligence, orthopaedic surgeons at Cleveland Clinic were able to identify the manufacturer and model of an arthroplasty implant with 99% accuracy with plain x-rays alone.
When Does Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head Warrant Total Hip Replacement?
Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeons review a recent case of a 45-year-old woman who presented with osteonecrosis of the femoral head. the surgeons discuss risk factors, their approach and more.
A Look at Subsequent Knee and Hip Replacements: Who Is at Risk and When to Intervene?
Research led by Nicolas S. Piuzzi, MD, staff in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, examined how physicians may better predict if and when a patient is at increased risk of developing contralateral arthroplasty after a total knee or hip replacement. These new insights may be key to developing earlier interventions for at-risk patients.
Degree of Obesity Relates to Risk of Post-Operative Complications in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Analysis suggests morbidly obese patients may have more complications, such as readmission, reoperation and superficial infection, following joint replacement procedures.
Preoperative Functional Status Impacts Outcomes of Total Hip Arthroplasty
New study evaluates the impact of preoperative functional status on short-term outcomes following total hip arthroplasty.