Leaders of Cleveland Clinic’s Adult Reconstruction Research Program share what they’ve learned over the past 16 years and offer insights for orthopaedic surgeons building their own clinical research programs.
The Get Ready program helps patients reduce BMI and control diabetes in preparation for orthopaedic procedures. Patients are referred by orthopaedic providers and fast-tracked to a specialized team in Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute.
Infection after TJA is a devastating complication. Current treatment options include one- or two-stage revision surgeries and they do not always eradicate infections. Better options are clearly needed.
With an array of VTE chemoprophylactic agents – from low-molecular-weight heparin to warfarin to newer anticoagulants – available for patients undergoing TJA, how do you choose? Is simple ASA enough?
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Intraoperative use of tranexamic acid for appropriate THA and TKA cases trimmed Cleveland Clinic’s transfusion rate from 33 to 18 percent in little over a year. Read about the program’s rationale and benefits.
The rising expectations of today’s total knee replacement patients have spurred the pursuit of improvements in design, delivery and execution. A recent technological focus is patient-specific positioning guides.
Patients generally acknowledge that being obese is “unhelpful” to their joints, but they often tend to believe their osteoarthritis primarily is caused by heredity or injury.
Most traditional approaches to total hip arthroplasty employ the lateral decubitus position, but anterior total hip arthroplasty offers many advantages in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
Reverse total shoulder replacement is the best option for patients failing nonoperative management of severe arthritis and a large rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients who are in their 60s or older.
Innovation in the form of coordinated care in joint replacement satisfies patients’ needs while offering significant cost savings