Swollen Knee Symptoms and Causes
Determining the cause of a swollen knee can sometimes be challenging. It may an acute condition caused by a traumatic injury or a chronic one which has developed slowly over time.
Study: 'Pre-habilitation' by peer coaches before knee replacement may improve outcomes
Rehabilitation after knee replacement is an essential part of the recovery process. But what's the best way to prepare patients before the procedure?
Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.
Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head: systematic review of diagnosis, treatment and outcomes
Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head (SIFFH) are a cause of femoral head collapse leading to degenerative hip disease. SIFFH is often mistaken for osteonecrosis given similar clinical and radiographic features. These similarities often lead to missed or delayed diagnosis which can often delay or change management. The purpose of this article is to systematically review the spectrum of demographics, diagnostic and treatment options, including hip preservation in young patient populations.
Tips for Preventing Tibial Loosening in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Aseptic tibial loosening is the number 1 cause of failure leading to revision after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). That shouldn’t be the case: At the 7th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course, Daniel J. Berry, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said that surgeons know more now about how to cement knee implants than they did even 15 years ago and have – theoretically – gotten better at it.