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  • Surgical, nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears yielded similar outcomes

    Published results showed no significant differences in clinical outcomes at 12 months among patients with acute traumatic rotator cuff tears who received either surgical treatment or nonoperative treatment.

    Source: Healio

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  • How Can Surgeons Prevent and Treat Instability in TKA Patients?

    Dr. William Barrett answers questions from ICJR about the types of knee instability can develop in total knee arthroplasty patients, the steps surgeons can take to prevent instability, the workup for suspected instability, and the treatment options available.

    Source: ICJR

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  • Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture

    Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery. The findings suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, according to one of the researchers.

    Source: Science Daily

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  • Kneecap Dislocation

    A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.

    Source: Verywell Health

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  • With Total Knee Arthroplasty, Timing Is Everything

    The surgery can effectively provide pain relief and restore function, but the timeliness of the procedure is critical: Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who keep putting off surgery may end up with so much joint degeneration that they do not experience significant improvement when they finally undergo TKA, while those who have the procedure prematurely may see only minimal benefit.

    Source: ICJR

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