There is emerging evidence that biological fixation with cementless implants may provide more durable long-term fixation. Recent studies published in the last 5 years demonstrate excellent results of cementless TKA in the obese patient population.
Results published in the Journal of Arthroplasty showed preoperative opioid use was associated with chronic opioid use after total hip arthroplasty, while surgical approach did not affect long-term opioid use.
Among women, those who drank more alcohol were more likely to undergo total hip replacement, in a dose-dependent manner, due to osteoarthritis.
Patients undergoing bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are at an increased risk of several types of complications, as compared with matched patients undergoing unilateral TKA, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.