Total knee arthroplasty using ultra-congruent inserts can provide similar stability and function compared with cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty

May 5, 2017

Source:  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2017, 24th April [epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Patients who had undergone either cruciate-retaining (CR) or ultra-congruent (UC) total knee arthroplasty were followed up after 3 years. Patients with posterior cruciate ligament resection using the UC design showed comparable functional outcomes with those of CR total knee arthroplasty and provided similar in vivo stability.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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What is the responsiveness and respondent burden of the new Knee Society score?

May 3, 2017

Source:  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2017, 4th April [epub]

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: In this longitudinal study, the new Knee Society score (NKSS) was evaluated for its responsiveness and respondent burden. A cohort of 148 patients who had undergone total knee arthroplasty by the same surgeon were assessed using the NKSS and other scores.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Feasibility of outpatient total hip and knee arthroplasty in unselected patients: a prospective 2-center study

May 3, 2017

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica 2017, 20 April [epub]

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Date of publication:  April 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Identified the number of patients suitable for outpatient THA and TKA in an unselected patient population, investigated the proportion of patients who were discharged on the day of surgery, and identified reasons for patients not being discharged on the day of surgery.

Length of publication:  6 pages

Acknowledgement:  Acta Orthopaedica


A patient’s perception of their hospital stay influences the functional outcome and satisfaction of total knee arthroplasty

May 3, 2017

Source:  Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2017 137(5) 693–700

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Date of publication:  May 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at total knee arthroplasty patient outcome data over a 5-year period and satisfaction with their hospital stay was also evaluated and their reasons for it were qualitatively documented.  Concluded that a patient’s perception of their inpatient hospital experience after surgery is an important modifiable predictor of early functional outcome and satisfaction with TKA.

Length of publication:  8 pages

Acknowledgement:  Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery


Effect of inpatient rehabilitation vs a monitored home-based program on mobility in patients with total knee arthroplasty

March 20, 2017

Source:  JAMA 2017, 317(10), 1037-46

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Date of publication:  March 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty patients were randomized to receive either 10 days of hospital inpatient rehabilitation followed by an 8-week clinician-monitored home-based program or the home-based program alone, plus there was an observational group which included only the home-based program.  Concluded that the use of inpatient rehabilitation compared with a monitored home-based program did not improve mobility at 26 weeks after surgery for this type of patient.

Length of publication:  10 pages

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Acknowledgement:  JAMA


Comparison of outpatient vs. inpatient total knee arthroplasty: an ACS-NSQIP analysis

February 20, 2017

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2017, February 1 [epub]

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Date of publication:  February 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at adverse events happening in the 30-day postoperative period in 112,922 TKA patients of whom 642 were outpatients and the rest inpatients to find any significant differences between the two groups.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty


What’s new in adult constructive knee surgery

February 20, 2017

Source:  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2017, 99(2), 164-74

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Date of publication:  January 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Presents evidence from studies published from June 2015 to October 2016, including topics such as: “nonoperative treatment; arthroscopy and cartilage restoration procedures; osteotomy; unicondylar knee arthroplasty; total knee arthroplasty; blood management in total knee arthroplasty; anesthesia and pain management; venous thromboembolic phrophylaxis; recovery, discharge readiness and rehabilitation; risk stratification and minimizing complications; evidence-based orthopaedics; evidence-based articles related to adult constructive knee surgery”.

Length of publication:  11 pages

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Acknowledgement:  JBJS