Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery recently completed its 10,000th robot-assisted total joint replacement, among the most in the U.S. Surgeons share their best tips, most challenging cases and biggest misperceptions.
Longer hospitalization does not mean a safer or faster recovery for patients age 70+ having hip replacement. Most patients can be discharged home within one day of surgery.
Compared to patients with failure of total hip arthroplasty after three years, patients with early failure have more pain and worse function one year after revision surgery.
Is direct anterior total hip arthroplasty actually less invasive than posterior and lateral approaches? Is it actually not preferred for complex cases? An orthopaedic surgeon debunks myths.
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Cannabis use may be associated with a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis, cardiovascular issues and other complications after total joint replacement, according to a Cleveland Clinic study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Findings from a recent study show for the first time that a higher NarxCare score is associated with adverse outcomes following total hip arthroplasty.