There was a correlation between postoperative glucose levels and an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection after total joint arthroplasty, according to published results.
Tranexamic acid has been shown to be cost effective and beneficial in reducing the risk of transfusion after total joint arthroplasty, according to a presenter.
Pain is the main impetus for seeking medical care among patients with osteoarthritis, with insomnia and depression acting as drivers for increased diversity in the types of health care use, according to recent findings in Arthritis Care & Research.
Many patients who received non-opioids were surprised by how well they relieved pain, according to data published in the Journal of Pain.
In patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis, use of a crosslinked polyethylene bearing surface was linked to a significantly reduced revision rate at 16 years compared with conventional polyethylene, according to recently published results in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.