Although overweight and obese patients who undergo knee replacement may lose weight in the period before and immediately following surgery, they are less likely to lose more than 2.5% of their body weight in the ensuing 1 year to 2 years, according to findings.
When knee stiffness is confirmed, it can be treated with manipulation under anesthesia, which is successful 85% of the time.
Results from this study indicated Birmingham hip resurfacing resulted in outcomes comparable to total hip arthroplasty among young patients.
According to results recently published in Pain, many patients who took opioids prior to total knee or total hip arthroplasty persisted to use opioids 6 months postoperatively and a smaller percentage of patients who were opioid-naïve preoperatively also remained on opioids at the follow-up
Patients who underwent either same-day or inpatient hip and knee arthroplasties had no significant differences in rates of overall postoperative complications or readmission, according to results.