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  • Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain

    A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.

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  • Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

    WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.

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  • New Hip-Replacement Study Anticipates Growth

    Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study.

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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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