Research showed no benefit to skin patch and lymphocyte transformation testing to identify metal allergy in patients.
Results from a recently published study demonstrated MRSA-colonized patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty had a significantly increased risk of surgical site infection compared with non-MRSA carriers.
During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and how strenuous this activity should be remains unclear.
Results showed an increased risk of readmission and various complications after total knee arthroplasty among patients who were obese, with the severity of obesity determining the risk, according to results.
The hip-spine syndrome has been recognized for several years, but recently, more aspects of the condition have been appreciated. Particularly, as orthopaedic surgeons perform more total hip replacement or spine surgeries on an increasing number of patients, and there is an increasing demand for return to function in active, elderly cases, we regularly face troublesome cases that affect the hip and spine.