A prediction model presented better estimates of the actual size of implants used in total hip arthroplasty and, in the long term, may help reduce the cost of health care by minimizing implant inventory costs, according to study results.
Henri Migaud, MD, told attendees at the recent World Arthroplasty Congress that abandoning all metal-on-metal implants for total hip arthroplasty without considering which ones could be safely used is a mistake. The right implant with the right patient can still produce a good outcome.
Many patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty did not experience improvement in their gait relative to preoperative patients by 12 months postoperatively; however, use of routine gait analysis was helpful for guiding patients’ postoperative rehabilitation and may be useful for developing strategies for mobility improvement, according to researchers’ findings.
According to study results, a median of 10 exercise sessions before total knee replacement demonstrated a small yet non- significant improvement in functional assessments compared with patient education only; however, benefits were not sustained after surgery, demonstrating inconclusive results regarding whether preoperative exercise was beneficial for postoperative functional outcomes.
Results of a prospective study showed patients who had an intraoperative platelet-rich plasma injection at the end of hip arthroscopy for labral treatment trended toward higher pain scores and lower modified Harris Hip Scores at 2-years compared with patients who received bupivacaine.