Results published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed no significant difference between extended prophylaxis with aspirin and Xarelto in the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism after total hip or knee arthroplasty
Results showed use of a customized cutting block during total knee arthroplasty yielded a reduced surgical time but similar alignment, hemodynamic changes, blood loss and knee functional outcomes compared with use of a conventional cutting instrument.
NEW ORLEANS — Patients who underwent either anterior or posterior approaches during total hip arthroplasty experienced similar functional outcomes in the early postoperative period, according to results presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
During the last decade, a huge development in early mobilization and early discharge has taken place in fast-track total hip and knee replacement, enabling most patients undergoing total joint replacement to be mobilized a few hours after surgery with most patients discharged no later than 24 hours after surgery. Among the most important keys to that development is the dramatic change in pain treatment programs.