Among patients with normal renal function at baseline who are treated with a high-dose antibiotic-loaded bone cement (ALBC) spacer and systemic antibiotic therapy after resection of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following a primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA), 14 percent develop acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study published online March 29 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Sixty-nine-year-old Mark Eisen says he waited seven years for a surgery he hopes will change his life. Last week, he had the first total wrist replacement with KinematX, a new implant co-designed by Scott Wolfe, MD, chief emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Dr. Wolfe performed the surgery on April 15.
Pain on the outer (or lateral) part of the knee can be caused by an injury. It may also be the result of inflammation in a band of tough fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh, and attaches to the front of the tibia (shin bone). Pain in this area may also be caused by arthritis.
Stay off the court: For overweight people with arthritic knees, racket sports like tennis and racquetball may accelerate degeneration of the joints, a new study finds.
Orthopaedic surgery techniques for treatment of recurrent shoulder instability are effective, but prone to problems with nonunion of bone grafts held in place by screws alone. A new technique—borrowing a design used for centuries in Chinese architecture and woodworking—provides an effective approach to shoulder stabilization, suggests a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.