A diet supplement derived from citrus fruits reduced swelling and pain after knee replacement surgery, a new clinical trial found.
Results showed patients categorized as frail may be at risk for loosening, infection, instability, longer length of stay, readmission and increased costs after revision total knee arthroplasty vs. with patients without frailty.
Spinal and general anesthesia were associated with high rates of successful same-day discharge TJA. Patients who received general anesthesia had higher levels of pain and rates of nausea vs. spinal anesthesia.
People used to have to spend a night in the hospital following a knee replacement, but improvements in technology, surgery and pain management have made it possible to undergo the procedure in the morning and be back home by the evening
Joint replacements are generally very successful, allowing most people who have them to return to active lives free of chronic pain. But while artificial joints are designed to last a long time, they won’t last forever. This means that if you’re a young, active person considering a hip or knee replacement, there’s a possibility that you’ll need to have the same joint replaced more than once. Just how long does a knee replacement last? And how many knee replacements can you have in a lifetime?