Tag: TKA

Study: Infection risk unaffected by colonoscopy, joint replacement timing

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Editor's Note A study published May 7 in JAMA Open found no significant risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) when colonoscopy is performed within one year of total joint arthroplasty (TJA), whether the colonoscopy was done before or after the surgery. However, certain comorbidities such as kidney and pulmonary disease,…

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By: Matt Danford
May 28, 2024
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Study: Knee arthritis surgery neither delays nor hastens total replacement

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Editor's Note Arthroscopic surgery for arthritis patients does not impact long-term incidence of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study published April 18 in Jama Network Open. The secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial focused on 178 adults diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and referred for…

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By: Matt Danford
May 8, 2024
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Robotic-assisted total knee replacements: Improved outcomes, higher costs

Editor's Note A new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that total knee replacements performed with the aid of surgical robots generally yield better outcomes compared to traditional manual procedures, but at a higher cost, UT Southwestern’s Newsroom May 7 reports. Published in the Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 8, 2024
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Cleveland Clinic London surgeons perform TKA assisted by augmented reality

Editor's Note The Cleveland Clinic announced, on August 16, that surgeons at its London facility successfully performed a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the assistance of an augmented reality-based platform designed with artificial intelligence and machine learning. Augmented reality, which gives a 3D visualization of the joint, helps with planning…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 28, 2023
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