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.
Depending on the definition for success of periprosthetic joint infection treatment, results presented at the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting showed a variation in treatment success rates.