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  • Less pain post TKA with addition of peripheral nerve blocks

    (HealthDay)—Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and adductor canal block (ACB) to periarticular injection (PAI) is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.

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  • Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk

    With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. In its annual report, the American Joint Replacement Registry listed infection as a leading cause of TKA and THA revisions from 2012 to 2016.

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  • What is a hyperextended knee?

    Knee pain and injuries are widespread, particularly in very active people and athletes. A hyperextended knee is a type of injury to the knee caused by the knee bending too far backward. This painful injury is often easy for a doctor to spot and treat.

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  • What Patients are Reading: “What You Must Know About Joint Replacement”

    Consumer Reports published a report this week covering the basics of joint replacement surgery. “But while often highly successful, a joint replacement may not eliminate all pain or restore full range of motion in a hip or knee,” according to the article.

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  • New guidelines for anti-rheumatic drug management in patients having joint replacement surgery

    In the first such collaboration of its kind, an expert panel of rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons has developed guidelines for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement.

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